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Faculty & Staff Quick Reference

Faculty & Staff Quick Reference

Welcome LSC-Montgomery Faculty and Staff! The purpose of this reference page is to assist you in quickly locating answers to the most commonly asked questions about the STAR Center/Library for students. You may also search in the FAQs box by typing in your query. For additional information or assistance, please see our contact information below.

The Student Tutoring and Research (STAR) Center includes the campus library as well as all tutoring spaces located throughout the campus. With the STAR Center students can checkout a variety of items, get research and citation help, reserve study rooms, utilize the computers, and more. Students can also get help with tutoring services in a variety of subjects as well as academic coaching and workshops. Many STAR Center services are available both in-person and online.

For more details, click on the links below:
The LSC-Montgomery STAR Center/Library is located on the 1st floor of Building F (campus map). Click to view our hours of operation.

For information on tutoring spaces and hours of operation, please see the Tutoring Services page.
A Student ID Card functions as a Library Card. Cards are issued at the STAR Center Service Desk in the library (1st floor of Building F). When a student comes to the library to get their ID made, they must have a form of picture ID, proof of LSC class registration, and their student ID number. The first card is free of charge.

Note: The library barcode on the back of the Student ID Card must be activated to place holds on library books, CDs, or DVDs from home. If a student already has their Student ID Card and just needs the library barcode activated, they can reach out to the Service Desk for assistance:
Students can either go straight to the Research Databases page or follow the path below to see all LSC databases categorized by subject. Each subject page will have further categories such as Articles, E-Books & Reference, Topic Overviews, Statistics, Video, and more.
  1. Go to
  2. Click on Libraries (top, left-hand side)
  3. Click on Research Databases (in blue bar under LSC Libraries)
Once a student selects a specific database, they will need to login with their library barcode number (found on the back of their Student ID Card). Alternatively, students can also login by using their myLoneStar credentials by clicking on the blue link titled “MyLoneStar Username & Password Login.”
Yes, the library has study rooms and other available spaces for students to use. All study rooms and spaces are in the campus library (1st floor of Building F). Note: Tutoring spaces are in different locations; for more details see the Tutoring Services page.

Study rooms require a reservation to use, and reservations can only be made the day of its intended use. Students can reserve a study room online or go to the STAR Center Service Desk for assistance. Study rooms can be reserved for one hour, one and a half hours, or two hours. All study rooms have a table, chairs, and a whiteboard. Most of the rooms also have a flat-screen TV. Students will need to check-in with the Service Desk before utilizing the room, but they do not need to check out.

Throughout the library space there are also individual study carrels, many comfortable reading chairs, and two large areas with multiple tables with chairs in each. No reservations are needed for these spaces.
Course reserves (books, articles, videos, or other instructional materials) may be checked out from the library for a limited time. Students will find course reserves at the STAR Center Service Desk (Building F, 1st floor).
A makerspace, also known as a makerlab, is a space where one can create using technology. The technology can vary greatly from space to space, but in general, makerspaces exist to provide access to cutting-edge technology and to promote creative and critical thinking.

Yes, the library does have a makerspace. We offer a 3D printer, 3D scanner, One Button Studio, VR Hub, poster printing, Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia 2, Final Cut Pro, Web Camera, recording microphones, greenscreen, sound panels, and more. The library has also collected numerous freely available software options for online learning.

For more detailed information, students can go to the Emerging Technologies in the Library page.
Yes, please refer to our STAR Center Spaces & Guidelines page for details. If you do not see an answer to the student’s question, please direct them to our STAR Center Service Desk:
Tutoring is available both in-person and online. In-person tutoring is available in five different locations across campus; see details below. Walk-ins are welcome and assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may also schedule in-person appointments (for some subjects). Online tutoring is available by appointment only.

View all available hours on our Tutoring & Coaching Service Hours page.

Tutoring locations across campus:
  • Math Homework Lab (F234): This lab offers individualized and group-based, course-content-focused learning assistance for a broad selection of Math courses. Resources available in the lab include textbooks and free access to computers.
  • Biology Homework Lab (B113): This lab offers tutoring in Biology, Microbiology, and A&P. Resources available in the lab include textbooks, models, bones, digital microscopes, and slides. (For help with Physics, Chemistry, and Geology, students must visit the HUB 1 in F102.)
  • The Write Place & Language Lab (G103): The Write Place services include free consultations in writing (in all subjects), ESOL support, reading, and public speaking. The Language Lab is equipped with computers with specialized programs that offer students complementary support. Language Tutoring offers students assistance with mastering the language they are studying.
  • The HUB (F102 & F112): The HUB consists of two side-by-side rooms. HUB 1 (F102) offers basic tutoring services for all subjects, including reading and writing support. HUB 2 (F112) offers academic coaching to assist students in developing study skills as well as workshops and study space for groups and individual students in need of a welcoming academic environment.
Additional information can be found on the Tutoring & Coaching Services page. Students may also contact us by phone or email:
Academic Coaching provides support and assistance in improving academic skills and performance. Topics include:
  • Time Management
  • Study Skills
  • Study Planning
  • Note Taking
  • Test Taking
  • Online Learning

Academic Coaching is available both in-person and online, and both types must have a scheduled appointment. Students may schedule an in-person appointment on the STAR Center Appointment Page. For online appointments, students will go to the Online Tutoring Page and select Academic Coaching as the topic.

Additional information can be found on the Academic Coaching page. Students may also contact us by phone or email:
Yes, the STAR Center offers a selection of student-focused workshops hosted by faculty, tutors, and staff. Our workshops are divided into two groups: course content-based workshops that provide an in-depth review of core academic concepts and academic skills workshops that explore various skills that are key to academic success in college.

For more information, view our Workshops & Events page.
For questions about tutoring, academic coaching, workshops & events, test prep, self-study resources, etc., please provide the Tutoring & Coaching Help contact information:
For questions about research, databases, citation, library resources, etc., please provide the Research Help contact information:
For questions about reserving study spaces or computers, checking out or returning materials, course reserves, student IDs/library cards, printing/scanning/copying materials, etc., please provide the STAR Center Service Desk contact information:
If you are unsure where to direct a student, please provide the STAR Center Service Desk contact information.