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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. 

Search HCC Libraries

Find books, articles, videos, & more

Internet Access - Free & Low Cost


We have expanded coverage on campuses and Wifi hotspots available for check out. See the links below for more information.


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.


Access free Spectrum hotspots


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. 

Mobile Hotspots and other tech tools

HCC Libraries contact information and availability

HCC Librarians are available to help. Please review the following options:

  1. Use the campus tabs above for library contact information. 
  2. Review the Need help? tab of this guide for full contact and other library information.
  3. Get help online by using the statewide Ask a Librarian service.

Find your librarian:



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 help with library research, finding sources, suggestions for purchase, and faculty-requested class orientations.

Contact Phone (813)
Alicia Ellison, Librarian | M-F, day Email | Chat 253-7380
Diane Grey, Librarian | M-F, day Email | Chat 253-7378
Gina Oviedo-Martinez, Librarian | M-F, day Email | Chat 253-7546
Kathryn Walling, Adjunct Librarian
M-Th night, Sat 9a-2p
Email | 253-7470

If you are an instructor seeking an orientation for your class, or a student or employee seeking an appointment with a librarian:

Please contact one of us directly, or email all of us at

Library Staff help with questions about library technology and operations, late returns, overdues, and inter-library loans.

Contact Phone (813)
Gloria Ake, LRC Coordinator Email 253-7385
Louise Myrvik, LRC Tech Email 253-7245
Suzan Felter, LRC Tech Email 253-7384
Library Staff Contact Phone (813)
Michelle Monteleon, LRC Coordinator Email 757-2109
TBA, LRC Tech 757-2163
TBA, PT LRC Tech 757-2163
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)
Marilyn Santiago, LRC Tech Email 813-253-7000 x5726
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

Ask a Librarian provides Florida residents with virtual reference services through live chat and text messaging from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday (ET), and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (ET).

HCC Librarians will answer email questions by the next class day.