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HGTC Joins State Depository Network

HGTC Joins State Depository Network

(Conway, SC) 2/7/2022

The HGTC Library

Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to be the newest addition to the South Carolina State Documents Depository system. As the primary collection and distribution center for state documents, the South Carolina State Library provides digital copies monthly and physical documents quarterly to depository libraries.

Historically, there have been both university and public libraries among the eleven depositories around the state. HGTC is the first technical college library to join the realm. Exposing students to state agency publications can help educate them about state agencies' work and future career opportunities and benefits within state government.

Richard Moniz, HGTC Director of Library Services says, “We are very excited to be joining the South Carolina State Depository system. Information from state agencies is of significant relevance to specific programs of study that HGTC offers. Most of our students stay within South Carolina when completing their programs of study. This will build a very practical bridge to information resources and help reach the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education’s 60x30 goal which, as stated in its planning documents, is to ‘increase the proportion of South Carolinians with high-quality postsecondary credentials to 60 percent by 2030’.”

HGTC has a library on all three campus locations to engage students, faculty, staff, and campus leaders with innovative, effective, and accessible resources, spaces, and services. HGTC libraries strive to be the preeminent center of learning, information, and technology with an emphasis on providing a positive experience for all users.