Library Information

Circulation Borrowing

Currently enrolled GSW students, faculty and staff receive borrowing privileges with a GSW ID card.  GSW Alumni also have borrowing privileges.  The Library has a cooperative agreement with Lake Blackshear Regional Library and the Library at South Georgia Technical College.  Patrons of these libraries should ask for a Cooperative Agreement Form from their library and bring the form to the GSW Library.  Borrowing privileges can then be established.

Reserve materials are located at the Circulation Desk and must be used in the library. Generally, the time period is for 2 hours. Overnight checkout of reserve materials may be allowed at closing time and they are due by opening time the following day.  Faculty may set up reserves for a longer time period if desired.

Reference materials and Periodicals are for in-library use only.  The majority of Government Documents may circulate and special arrangements may be made for Government Document material designed as non-circulating.

Books may be renewed at the Circulation Desk, online, or by e-mail.  To renew online, you need to have your GSW ID number or Library Barcode, PIN, and Last Name. If you do not have a PIN, click the Get My PIN button. A PIN will be emailed to your school email address we have on file. Once you have logged in, you should see all the materials you have checked out. Place a check mark in the box beside the book(s) that you would like to renew and click the Renew button. If your books have been successfully renewed, you will see the new due date.  To renew by e-mail, send a message to including the titles and barcodes of the books along with your name and student number.  You will be notified by e-mail that your Renewal Request has been received and processed.

Circulation Time:

General Materials:28 Days
Audio-Visual Materials:Overnight
Reserve Materials:

2 Hours In-Library Use Only

Popular DVDs7 Days
Flip Video Camera3 Days
Interlibrary Loans:Dependent upon lending library

Overdue and Lost Item Charges:

General Books:$.25 per Day
Reserve Materials:

$.25 per Hour

Popular DVDs:$.50 per Day
Flip Video Camera$10.00 per Day
Lost or Severely Damaged Materials:Replacement Cost of the Material + $20.00 Processing Fee. ($20.00 fee refundable if material found and returned)
Interlibrary Loans:Flat fee of $25 for books returned 14 days past due date.

Computer Lab Hours and Policy

The Library has 30 computer workstations, whiteboard, instructional workstation, and LCD projection system. It can comfortably seat an additional 10 people. To schedule a class or training session, please contact Kay Bell at 229-931-2259. Requests can also be submitted via the Library Instruction link on the Library Services page. When not reserved for classroom use, the Computer Lab's hours of operation are:

Monday - Thursday 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 2:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Computer Lab Use Policy

Course Offerings/Sequence

Course(s) Offered
Each course links to a description of that course.

Course(s) Sequence
Planned course offerings for 2014-2016

Summber 2014

Course NameDate/Time Slot
LIBR 1101-Foundations of Information LiteracyOnline
LIBR 1101-Foundations of Information Literacy - NursingOnline

Spring 2015  Spring 2016

Course NameDate/Time Slot
LIBR 1101-Foundations of Information LiteracyOnline
LIBR 1101-Foundations of Information LiteracyWednesday 9:30am-10:20am
LIBR 1101-Foundations of Information LiteracyThursday 9:30am-10:20am


This schedule shows a list of planned courses and as such is subject to change.  At its sole discretion, the University may revise this schedule and any information contained herein, without advance notice.  No contract, either expressly or implied, is created by this schedule.