Waycross campus Library functions as an integral part of South Georgia State College's instructional program. Its purpose is to provide print and electronic resources, as well as to provide instructions in their use. These resources support the faculty in their preparation of course work, the students' need for study and research materials, and the staff's need for a range of specialized references. The library's resources are also used by the community served by the Waycross campus.
This is your library. We hope that you will become acquainted with it and use it frequently. It is a place where you may work without interruption. Please help us to maintain a quiet and studious atmosphere.
The Library contains more than 30,000 print volumes and over 27,000 electronic books, which can be accessed in the online catalog (GIL). The Library receives over 200 periodical subscriptions and nine newspapers regularly, with back holdings in bound and microform format. There is also a large collection of audiovisual material, which includes videocassettes, sound CDs, sound cassettes, and DVD's.
In addition, the library has a number of workstations with GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online) and general Internet access. GALILEO provides access to a large number of periodical and subject databases, and selected Internet links. Computers are also provided with Microsoft Office software for your other typing needs.
These resources are carefully selected with your academic and recreational needs in mind. We welcome your suggestions to improve our offerings and service.
Please present your Library card in order to check out materials from our automated system.
|WC Students:||Bring your validated Waycross College ID to the Circulation Desk for barcoding.|
|WC Faculty/Staff:||You may elect to have your library barcode placed on a Waycross College ID card, or we will use another WC card stock to place your barcode on.|
|Faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the University System of Georgia:||You are eligible to check out materials upon presentation of a picture ID and validation of eligibility in the Voyager system. A WC Library card is not issued.|
|OTC (Okefenokee Technical College) faculty, students:||Present either (a) current OTC ID or (b) picture ID and OTC Library Validation Form. Patron must be in good standing at home library.|
|Community Users:||Present a picture ID, such as a valid Driver’s License. Must be 13 years and over to obtain an individual card. Parents must sign a waiver for children under the age of 18 years of age. *Initial library card is free; replacement cards are $2.00.|
|WC Students||Books||3 weeks||1 renewal allowed|
|Reference Books||Library use only|
|Audiovisuals||7 days||1 renewal|
|Magazines||Library use only|
Varies; Generally Library use only
|WC Faculty||Books||1 semester||3 renewals allowed|
|Reference Books||3 days||No renewal|
|Audiovisuals||7 days||2 renewals|
|Magazines||3 days||No renewal|
|OTC and Community||Books||3 weeks||No renewal|
|Audiovisuals||7 days||No renewal|
|Magazines||Library use only|
|Reserve Items||Varies; Generally Library use only||May only check out items on Library and Administrative shelves (unless permission given by faculty for their materials)|
*USG borrowers follow GIL Express policies.
The standard loan period may be less than stated in the event that:
Interlibrary Loan: Books received through interlibrary loan are due on the date specified by the lending library.
Gil Express loans through the Universal Catalog: Books received through Gil Express are due 28 days from charge out. This could be less depending on the patron expiration date and/or end of term dates. Two renewals are allowed; however, the items are subject to recall.
Waycross campus students, faculty and staff may renew books online from the library's catalog.
Online renewals must be made PRIOR TO THE DUE DATE.
Instructors will often place materials on reserve in the library. The materials placed on reserve may be items owned by the instructor, copies of class notes or tests, or even material owned by the library. Reserve materials are primarily intended for Waycross College student use and are checked out for varying lengths of time.
Please ask for reserve items at the Circulation Desk.
Since reserve items circulate through the automation system, your
Waycross campus library card is required to check out these
|The periods of loans for reserved materials are as follows:|
Library use only:
|These materials may not be taken from the library. They circulate for one or two hours.|
|May be taken for one day only. Late fines accrue at $1.00 per day.|
|Some items may circulate for three or for seven days. Fines accrue at $1.00 per day.|
|Note: The automated system calculates due dates according to when the library is open.|
[Applicable to Waycross College students, faculty/staff and community users.]
Overdue items owned by Waycross College (including Reserve materials) are subject to fines (excluding days the Library is closed) for all WC students and community users as follows:
|Books||.20 cents per day per item|
|Audiovisuals||.50 cents per day per item|
|Reserve Items||1.00 per day per item|
Waycross faculty and staff are exempt from overdue fines.
All patrons are responsible for the Replacement costs of library materials, plus a non-refundable Processing Fee of $5.00. Overdue Fines are assessed on lost items.
If lost materials are later found and returned, the Replacement cost of the item will be refunded, but NOT the Overdue Fine nor the Processing Fee.
All patrons are responsible for damages to library materials which occur while in their possession. Such damage includes water damage, marking or drawing on the pages, torn out pages, teeth bites, or broken covers. A professional librarian assesses damages, and the cost is determined by the degree of damage. Damaged materials are the property of Waycross campus and are not returned to the patron.
Damages are generally assessed for an amount for rebinding, or for full replacement cost of the material. If the book is rebound, the minimum rebinding charge is $10.00. There will also be a $5.00 non-refundable Processing Fee for all damaged books.
Reference sources, both in print and electronic format are designed to give you quick answers to questions and get you started on a research project. Reference materials may be accessed through the online Gil Catalog and used within the Library.
Community users may use the GALILEO databases available in the Waycross campus Library. However, the password issued from the University System is restricted to current Waycross campus students and faculty. Community users must request the GALILEO password from their affiliated public library.
Some books listed in the online catalog are electronic books with full-text
The library's public service computers may be used to access the Internet, GALILEO, the GIL online catalog, Microsoft Office applications, and Email. Other users pay .10 cents per sheet. A fee is charged for color prints made from the color printer. Patrons must have their floppy disk scanned for viruses at the Circulation Desk before using any computer.
Waycross campus has a non-circulating Swamp Collection made up of books, photographs, newspaper articles, and a variety of other material about the Okefenokee Swamp region. Please ask a library staff member for access to this collection.
Please forward any problems or changes to firstname.lastname@example.org