The principal purpose of the Southern Crescent Technical College Library is to ensure that all students, faculty and staff have access to primary and secondary materials needed to support the college’s mission, vision, core values and academic programming. Our goal is to expand knowledge and increase intellectual exploration while providing quality academic resources that support curriculum needs.
The SCTC Libraries’ mission is to provide quality academic library resources and services in support of SCTC’s adult education, dual enrollment, continuing education, and workforce training programs.
The SCTC Libraries’ mission is achieved through the following activities:
I. Acquiring knowledgeable resources.
II. Organizing resources for successful and efficient access.
III. Providing access to other libraries and information resources worldwide.
IV. Assisting users in finding the knowledge and information resources that seek.
V. Teaching knowledge and information research skills.
VI. Providing a setting that fosters study and research.
VII. Preserving materials for future use.
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 PaperCut. Students will receive a one-time $15.00 credit allowance to their account the first semester as an SCTC student. At the Griffin and Flint River Campus Libraries and Henry County Center Campus Computer Lab, color printing and copying is available at a cost of 25¢ per printed page and black and white at a cost of 10¢ per printed page. Printing services are cash only. Scanning is available only at the Griffin and Flint River Campus Libraries. Check with library staff if you need assistance with printing.
Color printing is available on the Griffin Campus, Flint River Campus, and the Henry County Computer Center for $.25 cents per page. Please see library staff for 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.
Yes, just present your current SCTC Student ID card.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday thru Thursday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Upstairs in the Technology Building
501 Varsity Road
Griffin, Georgia 30223
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