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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 DVDs 7 Days
Flip Video Camera 3 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 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday 2:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Computer Lab Use Policy

Harold Issacs Third World Studies Collection

This unique collection, located in the GSW James Earl Carter Library, was donated in April 2001 by Dr. Harold Isaacs, GSW Professor Emeritus of History. The collection, a valuable resource for students and scholars interested in theThird World, includes books, periodicals, newspapers, audio cassettes, video tapes, correspondence, and other documents bearing on a variety of issues and seminars. These include the Third World in Perspective Program Seminar Series (1981- ), Association of Third World Studies (ATWS 1983- ), and Journal of Third World Studies (JTWS 1984- ). The seminars and journal were created and developed by Dr. Isaacs with the support and assistance of scholars from around the globe.

The section on the Third World in Perspective Program Seminar Series contains letters, brochures, and newspaper accounts related to the almost 150 seminars held since 1981. The ATWS materials include information on the founding and history of the organization, key members, annual meetings, newsletters, awards, website information, elections, and United Nations consultative status. The Journal of Third World Studies section features the editor and associate editors, publicity on published issues, reviews of manuscript submissions, and title pages and table of contents of each issue. The collection is cataloged in Gil-Find and located on the second floor of the Library.

Course Offerings/Sequence

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

Course Sequence Spring 2015 

Course Name Date/Time Slot
LIBR 1101-Foundations of Information Literacy Online

Course Sequence Spring 2016

LIBR1101-Foundations of Information Literacy TBA                                                            
LIBR1101-Foundations of Information Literacy Online

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.

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