COVID-19 Library Announcement
Masks are now required for Library use. For all up-to-date information about Library
hours and services due to COVID-19, please click here
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- Please visit the following link to learn about HGTC Library’s initial reopening hours and visiting guidelines – https://libguides.hgtc.edu/covid-19/updatesJun 04, 2020 10:06 am
- NOTE: The book pick up service is ending as our libraries are beginning their initial reopening on 6/8/20. Please see our post on 6/4/20 for more information. While our full online services such as chat, Personal Librarian, electronic resources, and guides remain available, our physical libraries remain closed to patrons. The library staff is happy, … Continue reading Book Pick Up Service starting May 18, 2020May 11, 2020 10:05 am
PLEASE NOTE: While the Library has limited hours over the summer, the vast majority
of Library resources are available online.
Click on the All Special Hours Posted link here or below for more information on Summer hours.
Conway Campus Library (Main Campus)
2050 Highway 501 E.
Conway, SC 29528-6066
(843) 349-5268, Fax (843) 349-7811
Fall Semester Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 9:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
All Special Hours Posted
Elizabeth Mattocks Chapin Library on the Grand Strand Campus
3639 Pampas Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Fall Semester Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
All Special Hours Posted
Georgetown Campus Library
4003 South Fraser St.
Georgetown, SC 29440-9620
Fall Semester Hours:
All Special Hours Posted
HGTC Libraries offer the following services to faculty, staff, students, and the public.
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.
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.
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 allows current HGTC employees and students to request books from other South Carolina colleges and universities. PASCAL items may be obtained through HGTC OneSearch.
CCU Borrowing Privileges
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.
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. Printing is available from all computers, and 8GB flash drives are for sale at the Circulation Desk for $8.00 as are earbuds for $1.00.
Current HGTC students may check out laptops from the library for a term. Laptops are
equipped with Microsoft Office, MyITLab, and MyMathLab. All laptops are equipped with
wireless capabilities. Students checking out laptops will be required to sign an agreement
and present a student ID and a valid driver's license (or government issued ID along
with proof of local residency). You will also be asked to login to WaveNet to show
your current class schedule. Students cannot checkout a laptop for 24 hours after
returning the item, nor can they renew the item.
The library offers a collection of downloadable eBooks on Axis 360 and offers a large selection of downloadable digital magazines through Flipster available to students, faculty, and staff. Both Axis 360 and Flipster titles can be downloaded to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and PCs via free apps.
Wireless printing is available at the Conway and Grand Strand campus libraries. The usual fees ($.10/page for black and white prints, $.35/page for color prints) will apply.
Item Lending Period and Overdue Fines
Circulating Books: 3 weeks/3 renewals $.10 per day
Reference Books: not applicable/library use only
Reserve Materials: 4 hours/library use only $1.00 per hour
Study Rooms: 4 hours/no renewal $1.00 per hour
Circulating DVDs/Videos: 3 weeks/3 renewals $.10 per day
Popular DVDs: 7 days/no renewal $.25 per day
Laptops: end of current term/no renewal $10.00 per day
Magazines: not applicable/library use only
**Library items may be renewed by phone or online if they are not overdue.**
When library materials are lost or damaged, patrons will be responsible for the publisher's price of each item plus a $5.00 processing fee not to exceed a total cost of:
Circulating Books: $50.00
Circulating DVDs: $50.00
Popular DVDs: $30.00
Reserve Materials: $100.00 minimum
Students with excessive fines or unreturned materials and/or equipment will have a hold placed on their account and be blocked from all borrowing privileges and from receiving transcripts. Please see a librarian at the campus nearest you to pay fines for any lost materials and processing charges. When the account is cleared of all fees, student account holds will be removed.
Each campus library offers private study rooms that can hold anywhere from one to four people - perfect for quietly studying for an exam or working with a group on a project. Please note that study rooms are currently unavailable. Click here to view the study room rules and regulations.
Food & Drink Rules and Regulations
Please see posted signs indicating food and drink policy at each campus library.
Noise & Cell Phone Rules and Regulations
As an academic library, we seek to provide a scholarly environment that allows for quiet study. Although we recognize that certain library activities (such as Reference and Circulation) generate some noise, we ask that all patrons and staff work cooperatively to minimize noise in the library. If you must talk in the library, please respect those who seek a quiet place to study by keeping your voice to a whisper and your conversation to a minimum. Students are asked to use areas outside the library for calls and general conversation. Click here to view the noise and cell phone rules and regulations.
Computer and Internet Rules and Regulations
Computers in the library are provided for educational purposes only. Priority is always
given to students conducting school-related research or work. Illicit Internet sites
are strictly prohibited at all HGTC campus libraries. Computers are carefully monitored
at each campus to prevent this type of use. See the library's computer rules and regulations and the college's computer policy and procedure.
The Library of Horry-Georgetown Technical College will accept donations with the understanding that they will not necessarily be added to the collection. The Donation Form will be submitted with the donation. Donations are acknowledged with a form letter. Click here to view our collection development guidelines.
The selection of Library books and materials is based on the library user’s right to read and his/her freedom from censorship by others. Some Library materials are controversial and may offend some persons. Selections for the Library will not be made on the basis of anticipated approval or disapproval, but rather on the merits of the material in relation to the building of the collection, and to serving the interests of the users and supporting the curriculum.
The Library holds censorship to be a purely individual matter and declares that while anyone is free to reject for him/herself books and other materials of which he/she does not approve; he/she cannot exercise the right of censorship to restrict the freedom of others.
Selection cannot be governed by the chance that books may come into the possession of minors. Should a patron challenge Library materials, that individual will be expected to complete a Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials Form. Upon completion of this form, Library leadership will make an evaluation of the request.