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Library Resources for Online Learning: Home

A brief guide to select library resources available to Online Learners.


This LibGuide will provide information on Library Resources for Online Learning Students. You will find helpful pages with information on:

  • How to Search HCC Libraries for ebooks, articles, streaming videos and more available to you online (as well as books available in the libraries).
  • List of HCC Libraries Databases with access to 120+ databases for magazine/journal/newspaper articles and more.
  • Other online resources such as helpful websites, tutorials, videos and more.
  • How to Ask-a-Librarian for help.

Use the tabs above to navigate this LibGuide. 

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Find Books, Articles, Media, & more:

Internet Access - Free & Low Cost


All AT&T home Internet Wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet customers, can use unlimited data. AT&T will continue to offer $10/mo Access from AT&T service for qualifying customers. For the next 60 days, AT&T also pledged not to terminate the service of any customer who can’t pay their bill, and will waive the fees associated with late payments. AT&T will keep its public Wi-Fi hotspots open to everyone.


Sprint has extended its network to include T-Mobile’s network as well for the next 60 days. Sprint has also signed the Keep Americans Connected Pledge and will waive fees and not terminate services if customers are unable to pay because of the coronavirus for the next 60 days. Customers with metered data plans will now receive unlimited data for 60 days. They will also receive an additional 20GB of hotspot data for the same period. 

Customers will be able to place free international calls to CDC-designated Level 3 countries.


All current T-Mobile plans with data will be granted free unlimited data for the next 60 days, excluding roaming. T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers will be given an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot and tethering services for the next 60 days. Lifeline customers will be given an extra 5GB of data per month for the next two months. 


Access free Spectrum hotspots


Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative (HCPLC) libraries are keeping their Wifi on while closed. Information about Wifi can be found on their Technology page and HCPLC locations can be found on their Locations page.

HCC - not available

Unfortunately, an analysis of HCC WiFi signal strength has shown it is not strong enough to reach campus parking lots.

Mobile Hotspots and other tech tools

HCC Libraries contact information and availability

Live online availability will be limited during Summer term.
Please review the following options:

  1. Contact us using HCC Ask a Librarian chat or email for the quickest response time. 
  2. If you have a question for a specific person or library, please contact that library directly. Use the tabs above to get contact information for the campus librarians and library staff. Please note that we are working virtually and response times may vary. 

Or, find your librarian:



Brandon Library: phone, chat, and email

Faculty Librarians Contact Phone (813)
Dr. Kristin Heathcock, Librarian Email | Chat 253-7812
Ilene Frank, Librarian Email | Chat 253-7886

Faculty Library Orientation requests  |  Make an appointment with a librarian

Library Staff Contact Phone (813)
Laurie MacNicol, LRC Coordinator Email |  253-7935
Therese O'Connell, LRC Tech Email |  253-7847
Faculty Librarians Contact Phone (813)
Alicia Ellison, Librarian | M-Th day Email | Chat 253-7380
Diane Grey, Librarian | M-Th day Email | Chat 253-7378
Gina Oviedo-Martinez, Librarian | M-Th day Email | Chat 253-7546
Kathryn Walling, Adjunct Librarian | M-Th night Email | 253-7470

For Faculty: orientation requestsFor Anyone: appointments with librarians

Library Staff (in the building) Contact Phone (813)
Gloria Ake, LRC Coordinator Email 253-7385
Louise Myrvik, LRC Tech Email 253-7245
Suzan Felter, LRC Tech Email 253-7384

Plant City Library: phone, chat, and email

Faculty Librarian Contact Phone (813)
Karen Dufraine, Librarian Email | Chat 757-2121

Faculty Library Orientation requests  |  Make an appointment with a librarian

Library Staff Contact Phone (813)
Michelle Monteleon, LRC Coordinator Email 757-2109
Gisela Gonzalez, LRC Tech Email 757-2163

SouthShore Library: phone, chat, and email

Faculty Librarian Contact Phone (813)
Roxanna Palmer, Librarian Email | Chat 813-253-7000 x5744

Make an appointment with a librarian

Library Staff Contact Phone (813)
Wendy Johnson, LRC Tech Email 813-253-7000 x5726
Marilyn Santiago, LRC Tech Email 813-253-7000 x5726

Ybor City Library: phone, chat, and email

Faculty Librarians Contact Phone (813):
Adonis Amparo, Librarian Email | Chat 253-7613 
Jeremy Bullian, Librarian EmailChat 253-7731 

Faculty Library Orientation Requests  |  Make an appointment with a Librarian

Library Staff Contact Phone (813):
Jody Ward, LRC Coordinator Email  253-7563
Elizabeth Borerro, LRC Tech Email  259-6459
Mateanie Luma, LRC Tech Email   253-7725