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Your student ID card is your library card! All OTC students get an ID Card. It is also your library borrowing card, so bring it with you to the Library. Make sure you wear or have your ID with you at all times when on campus.
Questions about your library account or about borrowing books? Send an e-mail message email@example.com. For account inquiries, include your name and the bar code number on your ID Card.
New to OTC? The library is located in the Joseph Kennedy Building. When you enter the front entrance, turn left. Go down the hall past the auditorium, past the print center, and the library will be on your right in room 348.
The library is open 8:00am-9:00pm Monday through Thursday during the term. The hours may vary between terms.
Present your ID-card to borrow materials. You are the only person who's authorized to use your card and you are responsible for all library transactions made with it.
Loan periods and due dates
Items may normally be borrowed by students for 14 days, and renewed up to a maximum of six times unless requested by another borrower. You may borrow up to 5 items at one time
The book is in the library catalog, but doesn’t seem to be available…
When in doubt, ask a librarian, who can check the situation for you. You can arrange to request the item.
Hold/Recall Item — You can place a hold on an item if it is currently checked out so that you can be the next person to borrow it.
Inter-Campus Borrowing — You can ask that books be brought between the campuses for you to pick up at the campus of your choice
And what if the OTC Library doesn’t have that book?
Borrow directly from another local library — OTC students can borrow books from the libraries of GSU and the Statesboro Regional Library. The librarian can request a book for you.
Request an inter-library loan — Being a member of OCLC allows us to request books and articles not currently in the OTC Library from another library. To request materials from Interlibrary Loan, complete the online Interlibrary Loan Request form at the following links: Book Request Form, Article Request Form.
Request that the library acquire an item for the library — Let us know of any books (or other items) that you think we should order for our library collections.
As an OTC borrower, you may renew library materials (excluding reserves) if an item has not been requested by another borrower. You can renew library items in two ways:
- renew through email by sending the title, your id number to the librarian
- renew in person at the circulation desk
Returning library materials
Library materials must be returned on or before the date and/or time due. Library materials should be returned to the circulation desk.
Charles Davis, MLIS
Director for Library Services
firstname.lastname@example.org | 912-871-3524
Need advice on how to research an essay topic? Have a question on how to find something in the library or on the web?
Now you have more ways than ever to get answers!
- OTC Library has librarians who can help you one-on-one with your questions:
- At OTC, simply ask for help at the circulation desk.
- You can also book an appointment with the librarian in person, by phone, or by email:
email@example.com | 912-871-1886
To find books and other library materials, search the library catalog.
And if you can't find something you're looking for in the library catalog, ask a librarian!
Help is available when using the library resources. Check out the PowerPoint on using the library resources. It will provide you with a tour of the library catalog, using e-books, and GALILEO.
The Library is a very busy places and can be a bit noisy at times.
Need a quiet place to study? The OTC library has a quiet room with study carrels.
The Library’s' website is your key to a vast array of licensed electronic information resources (eResources). These are online resources you won't find on the free internet. eResources include such things as eJournals, indexes, databases, or eBooks through GALILEO. This academic material will be important for many of your course assignments. Most of these items can be found by using the Library Catalog.
Try using the Library's online resources by programs to find out about resources in your program area. To use library eResources (like GALILEO, e-books,Encyclopedia Britannica) from home, you must be a registered OTC student. You will need to get the password from the library or your instructor each term.
OTC has several computers and a lot of students wanting to use them at busy times. So, use them for OTC work. The library has over 50 computers.
Library Computer Etiquette
Since the library computers are often in very heavy demand for research and writing, please be considerate of others.
- Limit your use of the computers for personal e-mail, online games, chat or web surfing, especially when others are waiting.
- Avoid occupying a computer space without actually using it.
- Turn off cell phone ringers.
- Keep voice down and conversations to a minimum.
The OTC wireless network covers the whole library. When you bring your own notebook computer to the library, you have access to the wireless network.
Printing is available from all library computers. It is free of charge. Please do not print multiple copies for class hand-outs. Use the copier for those copies.
Free scanning is available. The scanner is located in the small lab.
A copier is located located in the library. Copies are 5 cents. It has a coin/dollar machine attached to it.
Drinking beverages is OK in the Library...IF you have a lid or top on it. But please, don’t eat at the computer!
- Food related noises (crinkling, crunching) and smells can be annoying to others trying to study
- Food garbage can make table tops and computer keys greasy or sticky and attracts bugs and mice
Help us keep your Library a clean and pleasant place to spend those long hours!