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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).
  • HCC Libraries list of 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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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.

HCC Libraries contact information and availability

HCC Librarians are available to help by phone, chat, and email.
Summer availability: M-TH 10am-8pm

If you need help, please contact us!

  1. Contact us using HCC Ask a Librarian chat or email for the quickest response time.
    • Librarians are monitoring this system Monday - Thursday 10am-8pm;​
    • Email questions may not be received until the next business day.
  2. If you have a question for a specific person or library, please contact that library directly. Use the tabs above to contact information for the campus librarians and library staff. Please note that we are working virtually and response times may vary. 
Name Email Phone (813)
Brandon Reference Desk Email  
Dr. Kristin Heathcock, Librarian Email 253-7812
Ilene Frank, Librarian Email 253-7886
Laurie MacNicol, LRC Coordinator Email  
Therese O'Connell, LRC Tech Email  
Name Email Phone (813)
Dale Mabry Reference Desk Email 253-7381
Alicia Ellison, Librarian Email 253-7380
Diane Grey, Librarian Email 253-7378
Gina Oviedo-Martinez, Librarian Email 253-7546
Kathryn Walling, Adjunct Librarian Email 253-7470
Gloria Ake, LRC Coordinator Email 253-7385
Louise Myrvik, LRC Tech Email 253-7245
Suzan Felter, LRC Tech Email 253-7384
Sterling Ramsey, LRC Tech Email  

Get help by phone, chat, and email:

Name Email Phone (813)
Plant City Library Reference Desk Email  
Karen Dufraine, Librarian Email 757-2121
Carissa Corpus, Adjunct Librarian Email 757-2121
Michelle Monteleon, LRC Coordinator Email 757-2109
Gisela Gonzalez, LRC Tech Email 757-2163

Get help by phone, chat, and email:

Name Email Phone (813)
SouthShore Library Reference Desk Email  
Roxanna Palmer, Librarian Email 813-253-7000 x5744
Wendy Johnson, LRC Tech Email 813-253-7000 x5726
Marilyn Santiago, LRC Tech Email 813-253-7000 x5726

Get help by phone, chat, and email:

Name Email Phone (813)
Ybor Library Reference Desk Email  
Adonis Amparo, Librarian Email 253-7613
Jeremy Bullian, Librarian Email 253-7731
Jody Ward, LRC Coordinator Email 253-7563
Elizabeth Borerro, LRC Tech Email 259-6459
Mateanie Luma, LRC Tech Email 253-7725