Helpful tools for our Hawk Students

Emergency food/personal hygiene resources are still available to our students! We are continuing to assist students by appointment only.  If you need access to our food and personal hygiene pantry on your campus, please contact us at the following numbers. We will get you in as quickly as possible and help you with the resources that we have available.

Big Spring Campus

Christi Fenter – 432-264-5029

San Angelo Campus

Pam Gabriel – 325-481-8300 ext 3269

If you need assistance with any type of technology related help, please fill out our web-form and we will get in touch with you. This could be help with a computer, internet access, books or any other class related technology. We’re here for you!

Cambridge and Oxford have opened the archives of their university presses – which also house online databases – to public access until the end of May, meaning students can access over 700 online textbooks for free.

JSTOR is expanding their open access materials offerings.

Students may be able to access their textbooks through RedShelf  –  or through VitalSource –

BookShare: and AccessText:  are 2 more resources that require a subscription but we have one already. Email
Jim Walterhouse if you need a book from either of these.

Internet Archive opens its repository as a National Emergency Library

Download 1.4 million books in Daisy, EPUB, or PDF formats.

To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later.

During the waitlist suspension, users will be able to borrow books from the National Emergency Library without joining a waitlist, ensuring that students will have access to assigned readings and library materials that the Internet Archive has digitized for the remainder of the US academic calendar, and that people who cannot physically access their local libraries because of closure or self-quarantine can continue to read and thrive during this time of crisis, keeping themselves and others safe.

WestTex offered our students the ability to use their parking lots to access the internet. They have offices in Ackerly, Garden City, Sand Springs, and Coahoma. Park and get online free, no password needed.

Both AT&T and Suddenlink are participating FCC’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge Program” This requires that both entities support customers for the next 60 days (May 16, 2020) by

  • Not terminating any service (wireless, home phone, or internet) because of inability to pay their bill due to distribution by coronavirus
  • Waive late payment fees that any service (wireless, home phone, or internet) may incur because of economic hardship

Some other options for internet or computer assistance can be found on this page.