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The Library has 15 socially-distanced computers available by appointment for students.
Study Spaces in the library can be used without appointment. Please check in with the third floor desk to ensure there is space. No more than two students per table.
For help with scheduling an appointment, see our instructions for How to Reserve a Computer or Study Space
New student ID cards will be made for North Harris on-campus students in the Learning Center (A200). Please bring a government issued photo ID (like a driver's license or passport) and a library slip from the Business Office.
Librarians are available to assist you with getting started with your research, planning research strategies, using library resources to find information, and citing your sources.
Students can reserve the One Button Studio (OBS) to record video or audio files. At this time, no more than two students may in the OBS at the same time. The student reserving the OBS must present their student ID card at the time of their reservation.
For additional rules and information about the OBS, please see the Guide to Using the One Button Studio.
Tutoring is available to students in a variety of subject areas including Biology, Reading & Writing, and Math.
Visit the Tutoring Services webpage for information and availability.
See below for details about the different services available from the Library & Learning Center.
Click on a section below to see details about that service.
The Learning Center has 30 socially-distanced study spaces, with computers, including two accessible computer stations. Students may book stations to use a computer, to use their own computer with access to WiFi, or as a space to study.
The Library has an additional 15 socially-distanced computer spaces.
All computer stations have the latest version of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) installed. Printing is available from all stations using the college print system.
On the booking form, some computers are marked for specific purposes. Specialized computer stations are prioritized for users who require the programs particular to that station. For standard computer use, please try to book a general use computer unless none are available.
For instructions on how to reserve the computers and study spaces, see our instructions for How To Reserve a Computer.
The Learning Center has 4 computers equipped with Webcams that can be reserved by students needing access to a computer for completing online tests that require the lock-down browser and use of webcam for monitoring.
You must be a Lone Star College Student and have a prearranged appointment to use this service.
Testing computers may only be used by students for testing purposes.
Only current Lone Star students may access Library and Learning Center computers at this time.
In the Library, you must have an appointment to use a computer. Students may make one appointment per day for up to a maximum of 2 hours.
Learning Center computers are available for use without an appointment, but please sign in at the front desk.
Computer use is limited to educational or research functions, in accordance with LSC Computer Use Policy.
Librarians are available to assist you with getting started with your research, planning research strategies, using library resources to find information, and citing your sources. Librarians are available online via chat and email or arrange a time to meet with a librarian online or in-person one on one.
Have a quick question like "How do I cite an article?" or "What database should I use?" or need to report a technical issue like a database not working, try Chat Reference. This service works a lot like many popular messaging services: chat via text messages with a librarian in real time. This service is staffed by librarians throughout the Lone Star College System during the following times:
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 6pm
This service requires a modern web browser like Firefox, Chrome, or Edge.
Have a more complicate question? Perhaps you need help developing a search strategy or you've tried several databases and you are still having trouble finding articles on your subject? Send an email to NH-AskALibrarian@lonestar.edu.
Hold on your account? Question about a book due date or late book fine? You can email these questions to the Library Circulation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure to explain your issue in detail and a librarian from LSC-North Harris Library will reply to you with detailed instructions to help you with your problem.
Emails sent during the following times will usually get a reply within 30 minutes:
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Emails sent outside those times will be replied to the next business day.
Have you tried Chat Reference and Email Reference and are still having trouble? Maybe you need someone to guide you through using a database or you'd like a librarian to review your works cited page? Schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.
In-person librarian consultations will take place in the Library on the 3rd floor at a socially distanced research station and are limited to Library opening hours.
Please come to the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor of the Library at the time of your appointment.
Once you have scheduled an online appointment, you will receive a follow up email with a link to the Online Meeting. Please use this link at the time of your appointment to join the meeting.
Online appointments will use an online meeting program. Using this program, librarians can walk you through accessing various library services, providing instruction via audio while showing you by sharing images from their computer. Please visit our support page for information on the meeting software.
New student ID cards will be made for North Harris on-campus students in the Learning Center (ACAD 200).
Student IDs can be made at the following times:
What to Bring with You for Your ID:
Please visit the Business Office (SSB-104) for this library slip before your appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: The Business Office has different hours from the Learning Center. Please visit the Business Office website for more information.
For questions, please contact the Circulation Team at email@example.com.
While the Library does not have all textbooks, some textbooks are available for limited use within the Library. Reserve books cannot be taken from the Library. There is access to a scanner or a photocopier to make copies within copyright guidelines.
For questions about the Reserve Textbook collection and which titles are available, please contact NH-AskALibrarian@lonestar.edu
Need a physical Library Book? Request the book for pickup at the Library circulation desk
Book requests may take anywhere from several hours or days to fulfill, depending upon availability.
Steps to Requesting a Library Book:
Library books can be returned to the Book Drop outside of the Library Building.
6/7 - 8/21:
Mon. - Thurs. : 9am - 3pm
6/7 - 8/21:
Mon. & Thurs. : 8am - 3pm
Tues. & Weds. : 8am - 6pm
6/7 - 8/21:
Mon. - Thurs. : 8am - 6pm