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photo of Mae Fivecoat Hilty, for whom the library is named

The Mae Hilty Memorial Library was founded in 1953 by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Texas Chiropractic Association. It was named to honor Mae Fivecoat Hilty, a chiropractor’s wife who gave her life saving a nephew from drowning. With Mae Hilty as an inspiration, the library continued to grow and, in 1982, moved to its current location in TCC’s Learning Resource Center.


The TCC library exists to support the scholarship of students and faculty and to assist in providing information to the chiropractic community at large. Toward this aim, the library offers a variety of services to its patrons and collects books, journals, and audiovisual materials in the disciplines of chiropractic, basic science, medicine, and clinical techniques. The Library also provides facilities for group and individual study, computer use, and copying.

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The academic heart of Texas Chiropractic College is the Mae Hilty Memorial Library. Located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center, the library offers students—as well as the chiropractic community at large—a wealth of learning resources to augment and support the TCC curriculum.

Information worth knowing

Meet the military's newest medical faculty member
photo of military therapy and service dogLt. Cdr. Shetland is a therapy and service dog at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, the military medical school in Washington DC .   He teaches their medical students how to interact with dogs who provide animal-assisted therapy, as well as how to assess patient-dog interactions.  Oh, and he also gives hugs.  For more information about therapy dogs in the medical world, read Sit, Heal:  Dog Teaches Military Med Students the Merits of Service Animals (3 minutes)

Image source: Julie Rovner/KHN  (used with permission)

Information worth knowing

Esport athletes experience many musculoskeletal issues also seen in office workers
Esport athletes may practice 3-10 hours a day to learn their sport and then spend 3-5 hours a day in competition.  A new study documents the frequent occurrence of carpal tunnel issues and De Quervain's tenosynovitis; neck, shoulder, and back pain due to forward head posture (see photo), as well as other postural problems from using gaming chairs with backrests.  They are also at risk for eye strain and for other health consequences of a lack of physical exercise, poor dietary habits, sleep disruption, and the mental health symptoms associated with gaming addiction and a sedentary, solitary lifestyle.  Read An osteopathic physician's approach to the esports athlete (10-12 minutes).
Image source: The advent of eSports

New books available for checkout

Principles and Themes in Yoga Therapy

Chiropractic Identity-Building

Spanish for the Chiropractor

Primary Care of Women

Are U Ok?

The Gifts of Imperfection

Clinical Pharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple

In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle with Opioids

SUCCESS! in Clinical Laboratory Science

Phlebotomy Essentials

Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are

ABC of Dermatology

ICD-10-CM Coding For 2020

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect


Success, Health, and Happiness

Adding Neurotherapy to Your Practice

Gerontology for the Health Care Professional

Orthopaedic Knowledge Update:  Foot and Ankle

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Contact Us

Main Desk: (281) 998-6049
Reference: (281) 998-6052
E-services: (281) 998-6054
Director: (281) 998-6095

Staff Directory

Library Hours

Sunday:       Noon - 8.00 pm
Mon-Thur:   7.00 am - midnight
Friday:         7.00  am - 4.00 pm
Saturday:    Closed
  * See Calendar for changes *

TCC event - TODAY!

photo of Mexican bingo cards

Mexican Bingo
The TCC International Club
invites you to try your luck.
$5 includes one playing board, plus
some cocoa and a pan dulce
Weds, 20 Nov, noon-1.45p
SP Auditorium

Image by Alex Covarrubias at Wikimedia


Thanksgiving turkey with side dishes

Thanksgiving Potluck Feast
Sponsored by the Faculty Association
For faculty, staff, and students

Weds, 27 Nov, 12.45pm - 2pm
SP Auditorium
Students: if you're not sure what
to bring, ask Dr. Wynd!

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images at Pixabay

Special library display

photo of womanmeasuring another woman's blood pressure

Health Assessment
How do you know whether
your patient is healthy?

Image by Hush Naidoo on Unsplash


Is there a book or DVD you would like to see in the library's collection?  Send us an email with the title and any other information you have.  Or use the Suggestion Box on the front desk for comments and suggestions.