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Research Guide Portal: Library - In-person Service

LSC-Tomball Research Guides

Returning library materials

Return books and pick-up your hold items from our Online Catalog at our drive-through window.  Must call @ this number first, to make an appointment for pick up / return: 832.559.4200. 

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

  • When you receive notification that your holds are ready for pick-up, call us at 832.559.4200 for instructions
  • Once you arrive on campus, please have your library card bar code number and PIN handy.
  • You will be given a pick-up time and instructions for pick-up
  • When you arrive at the library, follow the instructions you were provided over the phone.
  • You may be asked to show your library card or other form of ID for verification

Remote / off-campus access to online databases

The physical Library is closed at this time.
But the online databases for articles, ebooks and streaming videos are available remotely to our students 24/7 via the 14-digit Library Barcode. Do not have a library card / barcode#  yet? Fill out and submit this online form to get your barcode sent to your LSC email address:

Library - In-person Service

In-person Library service - by Appointment only: 
If you need research help or are looking to make copies of a few pages from a text book from our Reserve collection, please contact us via:
Text: 281.826.4488
Phone: 832.559.4211
From 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to set up a time. 

Entering the library:

Until the library opens to walk in service, you will not be able to enter the library building through the main doors. Enter the Tomball main campus building through entrance 2 (between the South and West wings). You will need to submit the COVID-19 Health Declaration form and your temperature will be checked at that point.

Go to the second floor and down the East Hall until you see signs for the Library and the Assessment Center. The doors at the end of the hallway that leads to the Library and the Assessment Center will be locked. Wait there and call 832-559-4211. You must fill out the Destination Tracing form: (can take it online by scanning the QR code on the door with your phone) at that point, since you already filled out the COVID-19 Health Declaration form and had your temperature taken when you entered the college.

A Library staff member will meet you there and escort you into the Library. 


Tutoring Help @ LSC-Tomball

Ask a Librarian!

Though the library is physically closed, Research Databases containing Articles, eBooks and Videos are available to our students, faculty and staff 24/7.

To access the databases, enter your 14-digit library barcode number located on the back of your college ID/ library card when prompted. No college ID or library card? Use your myLoneStar username and password by clicking the link below the barcode login when prompted before entering a database.

Have a question? Ask us!

Circulation: 832.559.4206

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 SMS / Text us: 281.826.4488