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About the Libraries


About Us: Tidewater Community College Libraries, which house library facilities and various laboratories, are located on each campus. Library facilities are open to the public. The libraries house nearly 170,000 resource titles including books, serials, videos, and audiotapes.  We provide access to nearly 70 full text databases which provide access to thousands of different journals, magazines and newspapers.

Hours: Scheduled holidays, breaks, and training times.

During intersessions when classes are not in session the libraries typically close at 4:30 pm and offer no weekend hours.

All libraries will be closed on:

August 13th for staff development

 August 30 - September 1 Labor Day Weekend

Chesapeake Campus
Harry B. Gilbert Library
Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday Closed
Library (757) 822-5160
Media Resources (757) 822-5171
Reference Desk (757) 822-5162

Norfolk Campus
Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 am -9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday Closed
Library (757) 822-1100
Reference Desk (757) 822-1101

Portsmouth Campus
Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm (Summer session
         closes at 5pm)

Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday Closed
Library (757) 822-2130
Reference Desk (757) 822-2134

Visual Arts Center

Mon - Thurs: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday  Closed

Library (757) 822-1885

Virginia Beach Campus/Joint Use Library
Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 9pm
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (
Saturday  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5pm


Wednesday, July 30 to Sunday, August 24

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday closed

CLOSED Wednesday, August 13

 For Holiday and Intersession closings dates and times   - Click here to see more information.

Library (757) 822-7800
Reference Desk (757) 822-7866



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Access to the library web site is available in Open Computer Labs.

Code of Conduct
TCC Libraries staff are committed to providing access to information, protecting the rights of users, sustaining the integrity of collections, and maintaining a quality study and research environment. Services are provided on the basis of equality of access for all, regardless of age, race, sex, religion, nationality, language or social status. To ensure a pleasant and productive environment for study, a code of conduct has been formulated.
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Mission Statement
In support of the mission of Tidewater Community College, the TCC Libraries are a part of an academic and community resource team providing intellectual and physical access to all forms of recorded knowledge. We provide opportunities for growth and learning in our ever changing and diverse community. As the lifeline of our academic community, we take a proactive and caring approach using staff expertise and varied technologies to provide quality service.



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