Module 1: Introduction to the Library

Welcome to the James E. Carter Library

We are here to help you with all your information needs. In this module, you will learn a bit about the library and where you can turn for information and help. We are glad you are here, and if you ever have questions, please ask!

Library Hours

Hours listed are for Fall and Spring semester classes. Exceptions will be posted at entrance to the Library and on the Library's website.

Sunday2 pm - 10 pm
Monday-Thursday8 am - 10 pm
Friday8 am - 3 pm
Saturday9 am - 5 pm

Contact Information

James E. Carter Library Homepage

Main - (229) 931-2259
Fax - (229) 931-2265

Access Services - (229) 931-2266

Interlibrary Loan - (229) 931-2133

Reference Assistance - (229) 931-2850
Mandi Goodsett 
Reference Librarian/Government Information Coordinator


Your Library Card

Your GSW student ID serves as your Library card and allows you to check out materials from the Library.

Circulation Time:

General Materials:28 Days
Audio-Visual Materials:Overnight
Reserve Materials:2 Hours In-Library Use Only
Popular DVDs7 Days
Interlibrary Loan:Dependent upon lending library

Overdue and Lost Book Charges:

General Books:$.25 per Day
Reserve Materials:$.25 per Hour
Lost or Severely Damaged Materials:Replacement Cost of Material + $20.00 Processing Fee. ($20.00 refundable if material found and returned)
Popular DVDs$.50 per Day
Interlibrary LoansFlat fee of $25 for books returned 14 days past due date.

To use GALILEO off campus, you MUST have the current password.

There are three ways to get the GALILEO password:

  1. You can get the password by calling the Library at 229-931-2266
  2. You can get the password by stopping by the Library Service Desk.
  3. You can get the password by following the instructions listed below.

From the Library homepage, click the link for the GIL card catalog and you will see a link to Get GALILEO Password.

Follow the directions on the next screen to retrieve the off campus GALILEO password:

Remember: The password changes each semester, so be certain you have the current password. If you have questions, please contact the Library.

To Better Serve You

The James E. Carter Library provides the following services to help in your academic success and informational needs:

  • Public Computers
  • Computer Lab
  • Photocopy Machines
  • Scanner
  • Study Rooms
  • Listening Rooms
  • GIL Express
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Reference Assistance
  • Government Documents
  • Course Reserves

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