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U.S. History since 1877: Introduction

This study guide provides options to start the research process of finding materials in US history. We have circulating books (that you can borrow), reference books (that you can use in the library only), electronic books (can read on the computer screen


"Topics include western expansion, industrialization, immigration, imperialism, economic, political and social developments, the wars of the 20th century, and the changing status and conditions of women and minorities." - Dr. Steven Pruitt

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 - Opening Status & Service Information

In-person 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. 

Basic Information

Returning library materials

Return books and pick-up your hold items at our drive-through window.  Call 832.559.4200 for details. 

Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

  • 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

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