Category Archives: Current Announcements

Link to Flipster


A pilot program of easy-to-use popular magazines in digital / electronic format. Use a computer or mobile app to read the magazine without worrying about someone already reading it – STC students, faculty and staff have unlimited access. The magazines are readable on a computer or downloaded with a mobile app. For more assistance, please view Flipster’s tutorial.

Don’t have your favorite magazine? Suggest a title here!

Browse the full collection of magazine titles

Library Website Upgrade

We are excited to announce that our new and refreshed South Texas College Library website is live. The updated site includes changes to navigation, with collapsible menus for the mobile version. We have also improved the structure of our content to make it easier to find and more accessible to persons with disabilities. There’s a host of smaller but impactful changes, all to make your experience of our site that much better for you.

Additionally, Discovery Search now has the capability of searching the library’s physical collection, most of the library’s research databases, and a new collection of online open educational resources.  The link to the Library Catalog is no longer available since the content is now in Discovery Search.

Amongst the new features, the site contains social media buttons for Facebook and Instagram to foster improved communication with our patrons. We will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, blogs, events, and announcements in the Library News section.

We invite you to visit our Library Services homepage to try out these new features.

Contributed by Dr. Jesús Campos, Dean of Library & Learning Support Services.

Pecan Library entrance

Welcome to the Library

Welcome to South Texas College Library! Join us as we highlight some of the services that we offer students, faculty, and the community in this short video.

Whether you need a quiet place to study, print out a research paper, or even find an ebook, the South Texas College Library is here to help. Come visit us!


Reserve a Study Room

Reserve a Study Room

Reserve a Study RoomNeed to reserve a study room for this afternoon? What about tomorrow at 2:30pm? Study room reservations are now available for all campus libraries! Did you know you can reserve a room from any mobile device or computer at our Library Reservation page? Kiosks are available at most libraries for reserving the rooms as well, if you are already at the campus, too!

New Library Openings

Come and see the new South Texas College libraries at the Mid-Valley Campus (Building E – expanded and renovated), at the Nursing & Allied Health Campus (NAH-West Building, 1st Floor), and Starr County Campus (Building K). Beginning June 4, 2018, with the start of the FY2018 First Summer Session, three new STC academic libraries will be available to serve students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Among other things, each of the three new campus libraries features a learning commons area for group study and group projects, study rooms, a quiet study area for individual study, and a silent study room for when you really need to focus. Each library is also equipped with a library instruction room for class instruction on research skills.

Stop by any of the three new STC libraries on June 4th between 9:00 a.m. and noon for some popcorn and refreshments to celebrate with us. You may also visit the Library Services website to learn more about library locations, hours, and services.

Contributed by Dr. Jesús Campos, Dean of Library & Learning Support Services