Southern Crescent Technical College Libraries seeks to provide quality service to all patrons. The Library follows the Code of Conduct established by the College and additional rules specific to the Library. The Library will enforce these rules. They have been adopted to enable the Library to provide the proper environment for staff and patrons. Unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to:
- Loud talking or other noise
- Physical threats or abuse
- Abusive or foul language
- Running and roaming
- Congregating in or around entrances or doors
- Abuse or misuse of Library furnishings, equipment or material
- Commission of illegal or unauthorized acts on College property
- Failure to pay fines or other Library costs when due
- Use of alcohol or mood-altering drugs on college property
- Inappropriate sexual conduct
Patrons will be requested to leave if unacceptable behavior occurs. Students may be reported to the office of the Dean of Academic Affairs. Suspension of Library privileges may occur if a patron is found to have engaged in unacceptable behavior in the Library. Notice of suspension will be sent to the office of the Dean of Academic Affairs. Appeal of the suspension may be made in writing to the Dean of Academic Affairs. Proper authorities will be notified when criminal code violations occur.
The SCTC 2017-2018 Student Catalog and Handbook can be found at on the Program webpage.
The Library provides materials and services promoting the development of academic foundations, employability skills, and technical fundamentals for all training areas. There are two library locations: Griffin Campus and Flint River Campus. The library houses over 43,000 volumes in a growing collection related to the academic and personal needs of faculty and students. The collection also includes audiovisual materials, electronic databases, and subscriptions to over 562 periodicals and newspapers and over 430,000 electronic books. GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online), a collection of online databases, is available to students both on and off campus. The library’s catalog is fully automated for user convenience.
Library services available include reference service, library research instruction, and Internet access. Both locations provide student computers that are available for printing, word processing, GALILEO, or other Internet use during all hours the library is open. Interlibrary loans are available through OCLC WorldShare ILL. The library also holds reciprocal borrowing agreements with Clayton State University, Gordon College, and all other TCSG campus libraries (through TechShare). Librarians are available to provide information and reference services including both formal and informal instruction in the use of library resources. A photocopier is available for student use.
Orientation sessions are available each semester during class visits to the library. The orientation is designed to acquaint students with library policies, procedures, and services. Student users must present a valid College ID in order to borrow books and materials. A limited number of computers are available for non-student access. Please contact the library for specific information and details about the hours of operation.
A computer lab is available for student use in the libraries on the Flint River Campus and Griffin Campus, as well as the Henry County Center.
These computers and printers can be used for completion of assignments or for limited personal purposes. A variety of software is accessible including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and an assortment of educational software. Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis during regular library operating hours. Currently enrolled students have priority over others. Students must have a valid student ID to access the computers.
Numerous other computer labs are used for instructional purposes. Students may check with instructors for available computers during regularly scheduled class time or at the end of the school day. Students may use these computer labs, if a college employee is present.
Student ID Card
Southern Crescent Technical College issues a student identification card. The student ID card is issued at the library and most students will receive the card during the first registration and orientation period. The student ID card is the official College ID and must be worn by students at all times while on campus. The first student ID is free; however, any additional ID needed in the future will be $5.00 per student ID. The student ID card is required for purchasing textbooks in the bookstore, using library services, and to enter classrooms.