With the mission of teaching information literacy, the Palmer Memorial Library is committed to creating opportunities for student success by providing quality research materials and services in both print and electronic formats. Through its instructional programs, the library functions as an academic support center that encourages higher literacies leading to success in upper-level courses and workforce career paths. Through its public service programs, the library involves the community of learners in educational activities and opportunities that support lifelong learning. The library supports the mission and goals of Texarkana College by providing materials, instruction, and services to students, faculty, and staff, both on campus and through distance education.
With two floors and more than 33,000 square feet containing print and electronic resources, the atmosphere is conducive to study, research, collaboration, and even relaxation. The library’s on-site resources include approximately 40,000 print volumes, 160 print serial subscriptions, and three daily newspapers. In addition to the print sources, students and faculty have access to more than 200,000 eBooks, countless federal government documents, and more than 25,000 electronic journals through electronic database subscriptions that can be accessed both on campus and through remote access off-campus. Students log on to library resources using their myTC usernames and passwords. The library has computers, copiers, and scanners for student use. All workstations provide access to the library’s online catalog, the Internet, Microsoft Office, and printing kiosks.
The library’s coffee bar, Common Grounds, offers space for patrons to enjoy a cup of coffee or a soda while browsing the Internet on their wireless laptops or just visiting with friends between classes. It is located at the first floor Help Desk. Students may bring their meals and heat them in an adjacent microwave.
To support the academic achievement of students at both institutions, Texarkana College has a partnership agreement with Texas A&M University – Texarkana that allows students from either school to use the library services of the other. Combined, the libraries provide more than 170,000 print volumes that can be searched through the shared online catalog. Student ID cards from either institution may be used to access resources, computers, reference, and inter-library loan services at both libraries. To search the online catalog or learn about other available services, visit Palmer Memorial Library’s website at https://www.texarkanacollege.edu/library.
- Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Hours may vary by season and term – check https://www.texarkanacollege.edu/library for current hours.