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CYPRESS — Start your semester of classroom success at Lone Star College-CyFair with a library tour and a chance to win prizes including the “Study Room Takeover” grand prize!

LSC-CyFair’s “Pop In To Your Library Tour” program returns Sept. 9-13 and Sept.16-20.

This award-winning program offers 30-minutes or less tours at the beginning of each semester. Tours are set at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (no 5:30 p.m. tour Fridays.) No registration is necessary, just meet at the ID Card Station at the library entrance near the Technology Building.

“We provide these introductory tours about essential library resources and services to help break down the barriers of library anxiety,” said Jane Stimpson, reference librarian. “We want students to know are ‘where to do what’ in the library and how our librarians are ‘expert resources’ who are available to assist students be successful.”

Full-time librarians will lead the tours, which typically have fewer than 15 students to foster more engagement and discussion. Participants in these meaningful, high-impact library orientation tours are entered into prize drawings with the grand prize being a study room reservation for an entire day during finals week.

“Students especially coveted the ‘Study Room Takeover’ prize, since study rooms can only be reserved for two hours and are constantly in use,” said Stimpson.

Last spring’s winner, Breanna Webber said “I realized that the room gave me a place to breathe. I really enjoyed having a calm, quiet space that I could really focus. I think I really did well on my finals due to the fact I had used the study room.”

One of the largest branches in the Harris County Public Library system and the largest campus in the LSC system, LSC-CyFair’s library is a joint-use community college and public library located on the LSC-CyFair campus at 9191 Barker Cypress.

For library services, programs, hours and information, go to

Helping more than 22,000 students reach their academic and career goals, Lone Star College-CyFair is the 5th comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road just three miles south of U.S. Highway 290. Tomorrow also starts today at the LSC-Fairbanks Center, located at 14955 Northwest Freeway, LSC-Cypress Center, located at 19710 Clay Road and LSC-Westway Park Technology Center, located at 5060 Westway Park Boulevard. For more information about LSC-CyFair and its programs, call 281.290.3200 or visit

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit


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