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ENC 0022 - Dr. Freeman - Plant City: Online Catalog - How to Locate Books in the Library

HCC Libraries Online Catalog

How do I find resources at the library?

The HCC Libraries Online Catalog is a search engine providing access to credible sources in a variety of formats: books, streaming videos, DVDs, journal, newspaper, magazine articles.  Begin your research in the Library Catalog keyword search box.

Library Catalog.  Once you have the catalog open, follow some simple steps to locate library resources for your research needs.

  1. Type in your keyword, for example, "college students" AND success. 

Everything, HCC Library  Catalog, Articles & More, Statewide Catalog are search criteria options


Filter Your Results box from the library catalog


Narrow your search results, if needed, by using the Filter Your Results section.  For example:

  • Choose your library - campus location (Dale Mabry, Plant City, etc.)
  • Resource Type - are you looking for a book, an article, a streaming video
  • Publication Date - Change the date range of published materials if needed



Key Features of the HCC Libraries Online Catalog

HCC Libraries Online Catalog Top Header Row

The Top Header row on the HCC Libraries online catalog are live links helping you navigate through the HCC Libraries system.  


QR Code FeatureQR Code and Pin - use QR code or copy link

A QR Code is built into each catalog search - scan the code from a computer screen on your mobile device and the catalog search results populate on your mobile device. The QR Code also let's you build a link to your search result page to share.  


Your Library Card

The pull down menu option by your name after you are signed-in to the HCC Libraries online system let's you review your library card or library account information such as library materials you have checked out, library materials you have requested for pick up, any fines associated with your library account. 

Library account information showing materials checked out, materials on hold and fines 


If you have questions regarding anything you see on your library account, please do not hesitate to contact an HCC Library.


eBook Access

When HCC Libraries has access to an e-book version of a book title, you will see a View Online section similar to what is pictured below.  

View Online catalog section showing how to access an ebook.



Online Library Catalog Video Tutorial

The video below will introduce you to the HCC Libraries Online system and includes;

  1. How to log-in through Canvas
  2. How to perform a keyword search
  3. How to navigate the results
  4. How to access resources found through the library catalog

NOTE: If you are prompted to sign-in use your:

  • HCC NET ID Password

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