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Mae Hilty Memorial Library: Home


UPDATE:  Longer library opening hours for the rest of the fall trimester.

photo of raccoon with coronavirus hygiene reminders

The library will be open on Mon-Thurs from 7 am to 7 pm, on Fri from 7 am to 4 pm,  and from 9 am to 5 pm on Sundays. You must be wearing a mask, have already completed your daily health survey and screening, and stay 6' distant from other individuals, including inside all interior rooms.  A maximum of 43 people (including staff) will be allowed inside the library at one time.  Feel free to call 281-998-6049 to ask about current library occupancy. 


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.


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.

Library Hours

Sunday:       9 am - 5 pm
Mon-Thur:   7 am - 7 pm
Friday:         7 am - 4 pm
Saturday:    Closed
* See Calendar for changes *

Staying home for Thanksgiving? Here are some things to do with the kids.

turkey made out of vegetable pieces1. Thanksgiving turkey made out of healthy cut-up veggies





turkey made of child's handprints and footprint   2. Turkey made out of handprints and footprint  (requires child-friendly paint - could get messy!)



3. Video:  Make super-easy no-cook Thanksgiving treats

4. Video:  (a little more difficult and time-consuming)  Make t-shirts with slogans for the whole family

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!   Remember to practice good hand hygiene, wear your mask, and maintain your distance during the holiday weekend.  Eat outside if possible!

Small gatherings can spread Covid-19 just as much as large ones

15 members of a Texas family got Covid-19 after a family-only birthday party. 
Source:  Yahoo Life        Here's more

New books available for checkout

An Unquiet Mind

Introduction to Human Nutrition

Cannabinoids and the Brain


Conducting Educational Design Research

The Circadian Code

The Portfolio Diet for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction

Yoga and Anatomy

Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals

Homeopathy Reconsidered

Integrative Pediatrics

The Effectiveness of Alternative Medicine

AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review 3 - Study Questions

Taylor and Kelly's Dermatology for Skin of Color

Rockwood and Wilkins Fractures in Children

Manual of Vibration Exercise and Vibration Therapy

A Guide to Women's Health


Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance


What do TCC students say about TCC?

About TCC Technology

Contact Us

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

Staff Directory


Researchers in the Houston area are looking for volunteers to join clinical trials to test the efficacy of a vaccine against COVID-19.  The vaccine has already passed the Phase 1 safety trial, and now needs to be offered to more people to verify how well it works.  Volunteers are compensated for their time and travel.  For more information, contact Houston Fights COVID.

Special library display

male student studying anatomy

Tri-1 Study assistance
Study guides, sample test questions - available for check-out


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