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Research Guide Portal: Research Help

LSC-Tomball Research Guides

Remote / off-campus access to online databases

The physical Library is closed at this time, However, we are available ONLINE! For in-person Research / Reference Help and access to our Reserves materials (to use in the library), contact us. See the Contact the Library @ LSC-Tomball box below on the right.

Also, 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 number yet? Fill out and submit this online form: Your barcode will be sent to your LSC email account.

Refer to our FAQ for LSC-Tomball Students and Resources For Online Students: Where to Find Help guides for answers to many of your questions regarding the services offered to our students at LSC-Tomball.

Tutoring Help @ LSC-Tomball

Bookstore @ LSC-Tomball

Direct link to purchase and collect the item/s from the pickup window @ Tomball bookstore:

Follow campus check in procedures and enter through DE1 (South Hall) or DE2 (The Commons) to come to the bookstore (pickup window). Masks are required.

After you purchase the item online, please proceed to the pickup window on the north side of the campus bookstore. For order pickup, please have your student ID and confirmation email. The bookstore offers no-contact services through this pickup window. 

Bookstore phone number and hours for the pickup window: 


Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. -2 p.m.

General Information on textbook purchase, rent and rental book return: 
For current information on purchasing textbook, please visit

For information on returning rented textbooks, please visit

You can look up the specific textbooks you will need in MyLoneStar or by consulting the syllabus for your class. Click here to access the Syllabi Search Tool.

Office365 for LSC Students / Employees

Microsoft Office 365 for Education


Microsoft Office

  • Login with your MyLoneStar Username and Password here:
  • Install the latest version of Office on up to five devices including a desktop, laptop, tablet, or other mobile devices for FREE! Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, and Outlook.
  • Available for Windows, Mac - iOS or Android

Tax Help

IRS locator to find free tax help based on your ZIP code:

Tax Help from Baker Ripley in Houston


Hours to Pick up Tax-forms @ Drive-thru Window at LSC-Tomball Community Library:
Must call first @ 832.559.4200
Mon. - Thurs.: 10 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. 
Friday:  10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4:45 pm. 

Some of our Resources ...

Films on Demand

High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.

Academic Video Online: Premium

Full-length videos on various topics, documentaries, instructional materials and limited historical news reports.

Citation Style Guide

Information on using APA / MLA / Chicago Citation Style Guides

Academic Search Complete

Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.


Stream video source of classic cinema, indie films, and top documentaries.

Research / Subject Guides

Communities in Schools

Community in Schools 

Program Manager for Creekside and HSB, Amanda Heij

Current office is located at Creekside Center room 117E in the advising/counseling suite 

Onsite Monday-Wednesday 8am-4pm

Offsite Thursday and Friday 8am-4pm

Phone: (832)534-2488 and (832)761-6609

Students may request services by completing this form:​ or by calling/emailing with their own student id number and name. 

For contact information of other CIS staff please visit:

Contact the Library @ LSC-Tomball

Though the library is physically closed, Research Databases containing Articles, eBooks and Videos are available to our students, faculty and staff 24/7.
Have a question? Ask us!

Reference832.559.4211 (9 a.m.- 4 p.m.)
Circulation: 832.559.4206

Chat with a Librarian

(Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.)
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Email us:


 SMS / Text us: 281.826.4488


Citation Guides

Writing in Literature -
Guidelines for writing prompts and term papers, provided by Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

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