Library Services

HGTC Libraries offer the following services to faculty, staff, students, and the public.

Borrowing  [top]

HGTC students, faculty, administration and staff may check out library materials with their H number and a valid picture ID. Residents of Horry and Georgetown Counties are invited to apply for a library card with photo identification at any of the three campus locations. Residents can use their HGTC library card at all three campus libraries. The first card is free and replacement cards are $5.00 each.

Intracampus Borrowing  [top]

With Intracampus Loan, patrons can order materials belonging to any of the three HGTC libraries and have the materials delivered to their home campus. Speak to a library staff member to request an item.

Interlibrary Loan [top]

In order to meet specific research needs of students, faculty, and staff, the library offers an Interlibrary Loan service. Through this service, HGTC Library patrons may borrow materials from other libraries throughout the country. You can request an Interlibrary Loan with this form, or by speaking with a library staff member.

PASCAL Delivers  [top]

PASCAL Delivers allows current HGTC employees and students to request books from other South Carolina colleges and universities. Search the PASCAL catalog, or visit their website for answers to frequently asked questions.

CCU Borrowing Privileges  [top]

Students, faculty, and staff with an HGTC library card and proof of their current schedule from WaveNet may also borrow materials from Coastal Carolina University's Kimbel Library. Anyone taking advantage of this reciprocal borrowing agreement must comply with all of Kimbel Library's policies.

Computer Privileges [top]

All three HGTC campus libraries are equipped with computers to support academic research and related school work. Each computer has Microsoft Office Suite and Internet access.

Facilities at the library, including computer workstations, are available for public use. Students, faculty and staff are allotted 4 hours per day of computer use; public patrons are allotted 30 minutes per day. This time is guaranteed. Students working on class assignments may request extra time from a library staff member. Printing is available from all computers.

Laptops & Tablets  [top]

Current HGTC students may check out laptops and iPads from the library for up to 3 days at a time and NOOK Tablets for up to 21 days at a time. Laptops are equipped with Microsoft Office, MyITLab, and MyMathLab. iPads and Nook Tablets are equipped with a variety of apps. All devices are equipped with wireless capabilities. Students checking out devices will be required to sign an agreement and show a current class schedule, student ID, and driver's license at the time of checkout. Students cannot checkout a laptop, iPad, or NOOK for 24 hours after returning the item, nor can they renew the item.

eReading [top]

The library offers NOOK eReaders, both black & white and color. Each eReader has pre-loaded titles. However, we also maintain a collection of downloadable eBooks on Axis 360 and offer a large selection of downloadable digital magazines through Zinio available to students, faculty, and staff. Both Axis 360 and Zinio titles can be downloaded to our NOOKs as well as smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs via free apps.

Wireless Printing  [top]

Wireless printing is available at the Conway and Grand Strand campus libraries. Print jobs will go to the  print station at the Conway Library. Users can choose their print station at Grand Strand. The usual fees will be assessed - $.10/page for black and white prints, $.35/page for color prints.