We hope to reopen the library in July. Opening hours are under discussion.
NOTE: In the meantime, please know that the library and library materials are being sanitized in accordance with expert recommendations. There is no need to microwave library books to try and kill the virus - this will damage the book (and possibly the microwave).
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.
1. Start your day with your usual routine: get up, get clean, get dressed, get food, and then go to school. Your location is different, but your routine doesn't need to change.
2. Designate a specific area for studying. If you don't have a desk or coffee table for your laptop, books and notes, then assign a chair or one end of the couch to be your office, and reserve it for that purpose.
3. Keep track of deadlines. Download a free blank monthly calendar to type in assignment due dates, exams, and other important notes. Here are 7 Time Management Tips for Online Students.
4. Take regular breaks to let what you've learned sink in. Rest your eyes and brain between study sessions by listening to music or checking in with your family.
5. While you're studying, turn off the news. When you're finished, reward yourself by seeing what's happening outside.
6. If something in your classes is challenging or confusing, ask for clarification. Regular conversation with your instructors promotes academic success.
FOR MORE TIPS: Online Student's Manual for Success
AND A TIP ABOUT STRESS: How stress affects memory
- "If a person were the size of Earth, the virus would be the size of a person. Picture a human lung cell as a cramped office just big enough for a desk, a chair and a copy machine. SARS-CoV-2 is an oily envelope stuck to the door." Full article (20 min read, 27 min audio)
- Watch a 90-second video showing the 3D structure of SARS-CoV-2.