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What type of ID do I need to get a library card? Check out a book?

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EGSC Catcards serve as library cards for EGSC students, faculty and staff. Other residents of Georgia may be eligible to be a Community Borrower by presenting a current, valid Georgia ID card or driver's license. Other forms of ID may be acceptable as well; please click here for the complete Community Borrower policy.

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I'm not an East Georgia State College student/faculty/staff member. Can I access Library collections?

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Most areas in the Library are open to the public. If you sign up to be a Community Borrower, you can check out most materials. Materials in the Heritage Center and the Reference collection do not circulate, but may be viewed in-house.

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Can I renew my books online?

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You can renew both EGSC Library books and books that you have ordered through GIL Express online by accessing your library account online. To renew books requested through interlibrary loan (ILL), please send a request to Bonnie Nash at bnnash@ega.edu.

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Where do I return library materials?

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All library materials can be returned to the Circulation desk during any hours the library is open. An outside book drop is located across from the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center on College Circle for your convenience for the return of books and periodicals and for after hours returns. Please return media items to the Circulation desk.

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I'm a Dual Enrollment Student. How do I get & return my books for class?

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Dual enrollment students on the Swainsboro campus can pick up and drop off their books at the EGSC library. All dual enrollment students must return their books in good condition, to receive books for the next semester, and to receive transcripts after graduation. Off-site students will receive emails at the beginning and end of each semester directing them times & places to pick-up and drop-off their books. Off-site students must receive/return the books in the given timeframe, or be solely responsible for picking up/returning said books. Please refer to the contract you sign at the beginning of each semester. 
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Where do I get materials on Reserve for a course?

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Reserve materials may be checked out from the main Circulation desk to be used in-house only. A current Catcard is required to check out Reserve materials.

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What items are available for check out at the EGSC Library?  How long can I have them?

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The library has a variety of materials available for loan to students, faculty, and staff.  There are 5 laptops, 4 study rooms, graphic calculators, accounting calculators, study kits (pens, pencils, post-its, crayons, ruler, scissors, highlighers, white out, glue, and permanent marker), reserves, DVDs, board games, audiobooks, and more!

 

Standard Item Loan/Renewal Period

Borrower Type

Loan Period

Renewal Period (Max 2 Times)

Faculty

112 Day

28 Days

Staff

42 Days

14 Days

Students

28 Days

14 Days

Universal Borrowers (GIL/ILL)

28 Days

28 Days

Community Users

14 Days

7 Days

 

Specialty Items

Loan Period

Board Games

48 Hours

DVDs

7 Days

Graphing Calculators

7 Days

Heritage Room

In House Use Only

Laptops

4 Hours In House Use Only

Reference

In House Use Only

Reserves

4 Hours In House Use Only

Student Photography Books

In House Use Only

Study Kits

4 Hours In House Use Only

Study Rooms

2 Hours In House Use Only

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Do I need to make a reservation for a study room?

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You can check out a study room at the front desk. They are available to students, faculty, & staff, and they are checked out for two hours at a time. 
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Can I eat in the library?

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Food and drink are allowed in the library, as long as they are kept away from the computers and the book stacks. Please don't spill soda on our computers!!
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Can I buy my textbooks and materials from the library?

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Answer: no! We do not sell textbooks, scantrons, pencils, or school supplies. We are happy to lend you study kits, calculators, and laptops for short periods of time for in-library use. We may also have a copy of your textbook that you may use in the library.  However, if you are looking to purchase these items you will need to go to the bookstore. 
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How do I print in the library?

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The computers in the EGSC library use Go Print. Each student is provided a balance of 300 pages per semester. Additional pages may be purchased online or can be purchased on a "pay-as-you-print" basis for $.10 a page in the EGSC library. For more information on computers and printing, please see the Information Technology FAQs. 
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There is a banner hold on my account from the library. How do I get it removed?

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The library places holds on patron accounts for materials that are considered lost. This means the item(s) is overdue for an excessive amount of time. A hold may be removed if the item(s) is returned in good condition. Any other circumstances please contact our library associate to discuss the removal of your hold. 
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