SCTC Library

Welcome to Southern Crescent Technical College Library

The library is available to assist you with your research needs or any other library related questions. You can contact the library by virtual library chat, email at sctclibrary@sctech.edu or leave a phone message after the beep at  770-412-4755. We are confident that you will find our library collections and services valuable.

All of us here at SCTC Libraries are dedicated to supporting the curriculum and mission of Southern Crescent Technical College. Everything we do is designed to make the research and learning experience of students and faculty efficient and rewarding. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service to the College community. The library will always be a place where people meet, think, learn and are surprised. It is a place where ideas are formed and developed. To facilitate that we provide spaces for studying both individually and in groups. We endeavor to be anticipatory as well as reactive to the needs of our community. So make use of the resources Southern Crescent Libraries provides whether that means visiting us through our website or by walking through our doors. Know that we are always here to help you succeed in whatever your curiosity inspires you to do. We always strive to improve our services and welcome your ideas and opinions.


GALILEO Search

Sebco E-books

Sebco E-books offers access both on and off campus! Visit library.esebco.com and use the login:

login: southern
password: crescent

You will then be asked for your student ID#. If you have questions, please call the library at 770-412-4755.

Sebco E-books Online Library
Sebco eBooks are now available on your PC, iOS, Android or Kindle Fire Devices!
  • Download the free app from www.SebcoBooks.com/apps.
  • Open the app from your mobile device and log in using your school credentials.

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find the materials you need in the Southern Crescent Libraries' collection? Don't worry - through Interlibrary Loan, we can still request a copy of the resource you need from another Georgia library.

The process is easy! Fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request form below. If the item you request is available, it will be sent to the SCTC pickup location of your choice within 1 - 2 weeks.

Current students have borrowing privileges with Clayton State University and Gordon State College, you may visit their libraries during our closed hours. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Library FAQs

  Do you have WiFi?

The College has WiFi access, and you are welcome to use your laptop in the Libraries. For assistance connecting, ask at the desk.

A photocopier is available in the Griffin and Flint River campus libraries. For copy help, ask at the desk.  Black and White copies are 10 cents per page and color copies are 25 cents per page.

Printing is managed by a print management system called VendPrint. There is no charge for the first 100 pages of printing. After 100 pages, students must pay $.10 per page to print. Check with Library staff if you need help with printing.

To Print:

  1. From the program you are working in, click File>Print.
  2. Click the Print
  3. Fill in the empty fields in the yellow pop-up box using the directions below, and click Send. A confirmation box will pop up.  Click OK and go to the release station.
    • In the yellow pop-up box there are 4 fields.
      • The top field should already have the name of your document in it. Do not change this!
      • In the middle field, type your student number (ex. 900100200)
      • In the bottom two fields, type your birthday (MMDDYY)
  4. At the release station, you will see the VendPrint Login. Type in your student ID number (900 number) and type your birthday for the password (MMDDYY).  Then click Login.
    • Student ID number
    • Birthday
  5. When your print job appears (this may take several seconds), click in the box in front of the print job, then click the Start Printing button.  Finally, click Log Out.   Retrieve your print job at the printer.
    • Check box
    • Click Start Printing
    • Log Out

 

It is available at the Griffin and Flint River Libraries,  for  25 cents per page. Please see the librarian on duty for more assistance.

The library offers free scanning. Bring your USB storage device and we’ll assist you with your scanning needs.

To check out any materials you must have a valid current student ID.

Books are checked out for 8 weeks, DVDs for 1 week, and no overdue fines are charged.

Note: If you fail to return any items, a hold will be placed on your account in Banner. You will then not be allowed to register for the next semester, check your final grades, or receive a transcript until you have returned the items.

Student IDs are made in the Libraries. New students will receive their first ID free of charge. If the ID is lost or stolen, there is a $5.00 replacement fee. Please bring the receipt paid and your current class schedule.

Griffin: You need to pay at the Business Office

Flint: You need to pay at the Cashier window

Henry: You need to pay at the Front Desk

When you come to the Library to get your Student ID please have your current class schedule.

Returning students, please present your Student ID and current class schedule and the Library staff will update with a current sticker.

The Library student computers are password protected and the password changes each semester. To get the current password, show your current Student ID to the Library staff at the circulation desk. You will receive a computer policy and password.

Note: Do not share your password!

The GALILEO password changes every semester. Contact the library staff for current password.

Unfortunately, we do not have a fax machine at the libraries. However, if you have a digital copy of the form you’re faxing, you can use the website FaxZero to send 3 or less pages for free.

You can access all of our digital collections and libguides online. You can visit your local Public Library. You can also visit Clayton State University Library and Gordon State College library with a valid student ID.

Southern Crescent Technical College provides assurances that individuals who are members of special populations will be provided with equal access to the full range of technical programs. One such service that is offered to assist individuals is text book and tool lending.

Please apply at Online Lending Library Application.

Library Policies

  Libraries Rules and Conduct

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 Student Handbook can be found at on the Student Handbook page.

Library

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.

Computer Labs

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.

(Updated 5/16/19)

SCTC Library patrons are subject to the policies and procedures outlined in the TCSG Policy and Procedure Manual. Users of the SCTC Library agree to adhere to Procedure 3.3.4p: Acceptable Computer and Internet Use.

  Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Materials is Against Federal Law

The unauthorized copying and distributing of copyrighted materials, including, but not limited to peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, is a violation of United States copyright law and may result in civil and criminal liability and prosecution.

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office, especially their FAQ’s at www.copyright.gov/help/faq

TCSG State Board Policy II.C.4 prohibits the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials via TCSG systems or networks. Maximum penalties under Georgia Law are a $50,000 fine and 15 years of imprisonment, plus civil liability in addition to the potential federal penalties listed above.

For legal sources of online content (for downloading copyrighted materials), please visit EDUCAUSE – Legal Sources of Online Content.

As set forth in full in the Student Handbook/Course Catalog, Southern Crescent Technical College is an Equal Opportunity Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

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Semester Operating Hours / Locations / Contacts

E-Mail: sctclibrary@sctech.edu

Griffin Campus Library
(Summer Semester Hours)

Monday thru Thursday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Location
Upstairs in the Technology Building
501 Varsity Road
Griffin, Georgia 30223
770-412-4755
Map and Directions

Flint River Campus Library

Monday thru Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Location
Building B
1533 Highway 19 South
Thomaston, GA 30286
770-646-6173
Map and Directions

Henry Center Computer Lab

Monday thru Thursday: 8am - 7pm
Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Location
Room 126
300 Lakemont Drive
McDonough, GA 30253
770-914-4423
Map and Directions

We encourage you to visit your local Public Library during our closed hours.