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Library Policies & Services


Who Can Borrow?
Materials may be borrowed by: currently registered students, students enrolled in other local colleges, employees of the local business and industrial community (a current South Carolina Driver's License is needed), and community residents from Spartanburg, Cherokee & Union counties (a current South Carolina Driver's License is needed for identification).
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How long Can I Borrow?
 StudentsFaculty/StaffCommunity Loan
Books 21 days Semester 14 days
AV (Circulating) 7 days 14 days 7 days
AV (Non-Circulating) In House 14 days In House
Periodicals In House 14 days In House
Vertical File 14 days 14 days 14 days
Reference In House In House In House
Reserves In House/3 days In House/3 days In House
CD-ROM's 7 days 7 days In House
Other A/V 14 days Semester 7 days

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Overdue Fines
 Students & Community LoanFaculty & Staff
Books 5 cents/day (with maximum of $5.00/item)Fine Exempt
Vertical File 5 cents/day (with maximum of $5.00/item)Fine Exempt
AV 5 cents/day (with maximum of $5.00/item)Fine Exempt
Reserves 25 cents/day (with maximum of $10.00/item)Fine Exempt

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Renewals
Patrons can renew items in person, by phone or online. Books can be renewed 2 times, videos 3 times. Patrons can not renew items that are overdue, have been assumed lost status or items that have reached the maximum renewal limit.
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Library Collection
The Library's collection supports the academic and personal needs of SCC students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the local business community. Our Library Catalog, contains a listing of all the materials in our library. We also have numerous electronic resources available on our Find Articles Page.
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Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan (requesting materials from another library) services are provided to SCC faculty, staff, and students, as well as to members of the local business community. If you would like to request materials from another academic library in South Carolina, see the Pascal Delivers Service.
There is no charge for borrowing books, but articles are $1 each. SCC faculty and staff may charge work-related requests to their departments.
Please check our Library Catalog before you submit your request. If an item is unavailable at SCC, we will be happy to place an ILL request. You can submit requests by filling out an ILL form in the library or by completing one of the electronic forms below.
Article Request Form
Book Request Form
Most ILL requests are filled quickly, but hard-to-find items may take several weeks. Please allow plenty of time. The library staff will notify you when your request is available.
The Spartanburg Community College Library participates in the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET), sharing the resources of member libraries. To date, there are approximately 22 million items in the database, including serial titles and AV materials, all of which are readily accessible on-line. This information is part of a larger database belonging to the OCLC Online System. Our Library's subscription to this service is primarily for the purposes of interlibrary loan. It allows us to search the location of an item, find out the loan policy of the library that owns it, and generate a request.
If an item belongs to a library outside the Southeastern library group, we can still request the item by mail or by phone, and count on their spirit of cooperation and professional courtesy.
Our interlibrary loan service is extended to all faculty, staff and current students. In order to request an item on interlibrary loan, one should fill out a "Spartanburg Community College Interlibrary Loan Request" form (see Librarian). The more information you can supply, the better chance you have of getting the exact item you need in a speedy manner. It is best to supply all pertinent information. However, certain information must be present in order to generate a request. They are the numbered entries on the form. Numbers 1 through 5 apply to all requests; number 6 and/or number 7 applies to journal or book material.
Even in the age of computers, it still takes time to communicate and activate responses, so always submit your requests as early as possible. However, if a sudden need arises unexpectedly, let the librarian know the urgent nature of your request, and extra efforts will be made, such as: personal phone calls, special delivery, use of Fax machine, etc.
The Library will try its best to provide this service in a timely and accurate manner. Feel free to take full advantage of this extra resource available to us, and ask the librarian for assistance if you have any questions in formulating your request.
For more information, please call Louise Pritcher at (864) 592-4769
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Library Orientation
Library orientation or bibliographic instruction is available upon request for day or evening classes or one-on-one sessions with individual students. Please make arrangements with the Public Services Librarian (see our Staff Page) prior to bringing a class to the Library. Instructors must attend with their classes. The Library staff will be happy to present classes tailored to a specific subject or assignment. Please make requests early so that we can make sure we can accommodate your class.
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Reference Services
Reference services are provided in person, over the telephone, and via email. Call us at 592-4654, or Ask-A-Librarian via email.
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Reserve Collection
Upon an instructor's request, material can be placed in the Reserve Collection at the circulation desk. Reserve material can be "Library Use Only" or have a short circulation period of 3 days. Please come by the library or call (864) 592-4764.
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Study Room Policy
Study Room Policy
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Laptop Use Policy
Laptop Use Policy
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Confidentiality of Library User's Records
Confidentiality Policy
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SC's Library Responsibility Law
State Library Responsibility Law Policy
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Library Computer and Internet Use
Computer resources and Internet access are made available in the library to support the goals of the College. Usage of these resources follows IT Procedures III-102.3 and III-102.4 and apply to faculty, staff, students, community patrons, and public access.
1. General Use: All computer and Internet resources of Spartanburg Community College are to be used solely for legitimate and authorized academic, instructional, research, administrative, and public services purposes. Misuse will cause a user's access to be revoked. Faculty and staff who abuse the system will be referred to college disciplinary policies as outlined in the personnel procedures of the College. Students will be referred to college disciplinary policies as outlined in The Student Code. Community patrons and public users will have all library privileges revoked. 
2. Software: Users may not use or install unauthorized copies of software on library computers. Unauthorized use of software is regarded as a serious matter and any such use is without the College's consent.
3. Personal Responsibility: Users have a responsibility to be aware of materials that may be objectionable to others when using computer facilities in a public space like the library. Monitors, printers and personal electronic devices in public areas should not be used in public areas to display or print materials that might be defined as harassing or obscene. Users should not assume that computer use is private.
4. Limitations on use: Users also have a responsibility to be aware of the limited nature of computer and Internet resources in a library environment. Computer and Internet access may be limited by Library staff at any time without notice. During times of peak usage, students, faculty and staff will be given priority of public and community users.
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Mission Statement
The purpose of the Spartanburg Community College Library is to provide a variety of user-oriented library services designed to meet the needs of all academic, continuing education, distance education, transitional studies and community interest programs offered at Spartanburg Community College. The Library supports these programs at all locations by developing collections in a systematic and comprehensive manner, making these materials easily available, assisting in the use of these materials, and providing remote access to library services and resources for students, faculty and staff.
The Library supports the College's mission to advance the economic development of our region by preparing students to enter the job market, transfer to senior colleges and universities and assist them in achieving their professional and personal goals by providing effective, accessible, and high quality information services. The Library also provides materials of cultural interest to students, in that the combination of these offerings enhances career and educational preparation at Spartanburg Community College. Through excellence in teaching and learning, the college promotes lifelong learning and helps students reach their personal and professional goals.
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