2022-23 Student Handbook and Wellness Guide

Library/Information Technology Center

The Augusta Technical College Library consists of three libraries working as a unit through an automated library system and online catalog. The Jack B. Patrick Information Technology Center (ITC) is a 50,000 square foot, state of the art facility that houses the Augusta Campus Library (27,000 square feet). There is a branch library (2,000 square feet) at the Thomson/McDuffie Campus and a branch library (2,500 square feet) at the Waynesboro/Burke Campus. Library and media support is also provided for the Columbia County Center. The Augusta Technical College Library offers a collection of over 200,000 items of information: books, journals, DVDs, CDs, interactive tutorials, a children’s collection, GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online (GALILEO)-a large collection of full-text databases and other electronic resources, electronic book collections by ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCO eBooks, and a streaming video collection by Films On Demand. Group, individual, and class orientations are available on a scheduled basis. Faculty and students offer input for collection development and resources via requests, surveys and interviews to ensure that services, resources, and materials support student research and the curriculum. The library serves students, faculty, employees, and community users.

The ITC’s facilities include a 250 seat auditorium, a 30 seat tiered/lecture classroom, a multimedia classroom for employee training, a multimedia development lab to support distance education and classroom instruction, a conference room, and four individual/small group study rooms. Additionally, each campus library has workstations (total of 106 workstations available) equipped with instructional software. WiFi is available at each campus library with power receptacles conveniently located near tables and comfortable seating. Study carrels and spacious reading/study areas are available and coin operated copy machines are conveniently located in each library. Scanning and color printing are also available. Multimedia Services includes assistance with instructional media, multimedia, and duplication. Equipment is provided for curriculum support in the classroom. Equipment is also available to support workshops, conferences, meetings and other events held in the public venues at each campus and the Columbia County Center.

Visitors of the Library

Augusta Technical College welcomes all adult visitors and members of the community who are over 18 years of age to visit the library. All visitors and community patrons are required to sign in before using the library and its services.  Visitors and patrons may not check out library resources but may use the available resources in-house during the regular hours of operation.  Computers are available for use upon signing in and presenting identification to library staff.  One public computer is available on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to one hour per day.  Printing is available for .25 cent per page in black/white and 2.00 per page in color. There is a twenty-five-page print limit per day. Copy machines are also available for use for .10 cents per page.

Thirty minutes before library closing, library staff will commence with closing procedures with an initial walk through of the library informing patrons of the library closing soon. About 15-20 minutes before closing, patrons will be alerted to complete their work and prepare to leave.

All library visitors and patrons must abide by the College and library polices.  Operating hours, library, and policy information for the ITC and other Campus Libraries can be located on the Library webpage.

Library Holdings Fall 2022

Library Collections/Circulation Physical Collection  Digital/Electronic Collection
Books 51,563 445,823
Databases   243
Media 8,541 282
Serials 19 884,394
Total Collection 60,123 1,330,742