Student Handbook 2016-2017

GNTC Library Services

Georgia Northwestern Technical College libraries provide students, faculty, and staff with reference materials for in-house use, items for check-out, access to technology, electronic resources available to on campus and distance learners 24/7, and research instruction and/or assistance. Each campus of GNTC has a library facility and qualified librarians and staff to assist users. Adult community members may use the library and its resources, with preference given to students completing academic work.

Library holdings are in excess of 70,000 items. Library materials include books, audio-books, e-books, CD-ROMs, DVDs, videos, as well as newspapers and journals to support all GNTC programs of study. Library computers provide access to software applications, the Internet, the library online catalog, and a vast array of electronic resources via GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online), eBooks on EBSCOhost, and other privately licensed databases.

Library Services provides wireless internet access for students to use with their own laptop computers or with laptop computers available for checkout and use in the library . Other equipment available in the library includes desktop computers, TV’s with DVD players, laminator, digital camera, digital video recorder, LCD projector, Accu-cut system (Gordon & Floyd campuses), and photocopier.

Library staff present bibliographic instruction, orientations, and provide computer and reference assistance. Interlibrary loan services (borrowing library materials worldwide) are available to all faculty, staff, and students at no charge. GNTC faculty, staff, and students have reciprocal borrowing privileges with Berry, Shorter, Dalton, Covenant, and Georgia Highlands College libraries. All citizens of Georgia also have public library privileges at any PINES library.

The Library on the Floyd County Campus is open 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday. The library at the Walker County Campus is open 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday. The Gordon County Campus library is open Monday-Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, and closed on Friday. The Polk County Campus library is open 9:00 4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and closed on Friday. Hours at the Whitfield Murray Campus library are 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and closed on Friday. Check with your campus library for hours between academic terms and during breaks. For further information, visit the GNTC libraries or the GNTC library website at