Library materials are available for student, faculty and staff check out. An Ogeechee Technical College student ID is required for student check out. All students must adhere to the posted rules regarding the library facilities and computer resources. The loan period for students to check out books and other print items is two weeks. Faculty and staff are permitted to check out material for the entire quarter. All materials are due at the end of each quarter. Failure to return materials will result in holds on student records.
Reference items cannot be checked out. Reference materials include such items as encyclopedias, almanacs, periodicals, indexes, atlases, and any other publications designated as reference.
Reserve and Teacher's Reserve
Instructors can house course materials within the library to be loaned to their students. Loan periods for these resources are determined by the instructor.
The library staff at Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is dedicated to serving its library patrons to fulfill their informational needs. Special assistance will be given to patrons who are unfamiliar with the advanced technological information retrieval systems.
Bibliographic instruction is presented to students during each term. Sessions can be scheduled in the library or within a classroom. Instructors are encouraged to incorporate library activities within their curriculum. Bibliographic instruction, along with an online orientation and reference services, are made available to all online students through Angel which is currently used to facilitate distance education classes for OTC online students.
Instructors may schedule workshops, tours, and bibliographic instructions during the academic term. Please send in your requests for bibliographic Instruction one week in advance. Instructors may visit the library or send request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Xerox copier is available in the library media center for student use. Copies are 5 cents per copy.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is an agreement among participating libraries to make certain materials, books, dissertations, journal articles, etc., available to member libraries upon request. This agreement for “resource sharing” gives library patrons access to far more materials than any one library could hold. The Ogeechee Technical College Library Media Center searches its own collection first and then searches the WorldCat database to locate and borrow materials owned by other US, Canadian and European libraries. Some material may not be available for request since many loans are based on the lending institution lending policy.
To request materials from Interlibrary Loan, complete the online Interlibrary Loan Request form at the following links: Book Request Form, Article Request Form. Interlibrary loan material will be ordered on a first come first serve basis. Materials may be requested in person at the circulation desk.
Intercampus borrowing is a service available to all OTC faculty, staff, and students. Patrons from the main campus and other off-site locations may borrow circulating materials from the Main location. To request materials, students can use our Intercampus Borrowing Request Form.