In compliance with the Stay Home/ Work Safe order, the library will be closed until further notice. The staff are working from home, so don't hesitate to contact us with requests or concerns. Or just let us know how you're doing - we miss you!
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.
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.
How to stay healthy: Wash your hands, with soap, for 20 seconds at a time. Cover your coughs and sneezes. (This really does help!) Stay home except for buying food, going to the doctor or pharmacy, taking care of senior family members, putting gas in the car, or exercising alone or with a partner, such as going for a run or walking the dog or taking a child for a bike ride. Don't engage in social events of more than 10 people. If you need to see a doctor, call ahead. Eat regular, balanced meals. Get as much sleep as you can (and if you can't sleep, reduce your online exposure to news and resolve to follow just one trusted source).
By the numbers: For case counts in Texas, see the Texas dashboard, which updates at noon.
Internet access: If you do not have internet at home, Comcast is offering 2 free months of service for people who sign up for their basic level of service (Internet Essentials), which costs $9.95/month plus tax. Read their FAQ; you may want to act soon. If you have service from AT&T, the company has waived the usual data caps; it also is offering $10/month Internet plans for qualifying users. However, this is not on their website, so call them at 800-288-2020.
Insurance: Healthcare related to Covid-19 may be costly for people who need hospitalization. If you are not insured and are a resident of another state, you may be able to buy insurance for a reasonable cost through your state's insurance marketplace. The following states have reopened their marketplaces for a limited time to online applications: Colorado Connecticut Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota Nevada New York Rhode Island Vermont Washington Ongoing enrollment continues for residents of: California District of Columbia Texas has a federally-facilitated health insurance marketplace rather than a state-supported one, and there is no news (yet) about reopening it.
For much more information, go to the Coronavirus webpage. If you have questions or comments about the info there, or if we can help you in any other way, please email the library.
Are you feeling anxious? You are not alone. Life is very stressful right now, and it may be especially challenging if you are living on your own. To chat with someone about the effects of Covid-19 on your life, you can call the Harris County Covid-19 Mental Health Support Line at 833-251-7544. Here's more info: Managing stress and anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak