Library Services

By delivering access to resources, teaching information literacy skills, supporting technology needs, and providing services and programs, Greenville Technical College libraries are active partners in achieving student success and teaching excellence.

Facilities

Located in Building 105, the Barton Campus Library houses most of the college’s physical library collection. The library offers desktop computers as well as labs that provide additional computers loaded with academic software. Additionally, visitors have access to free wireless Internet, group study rooms, various types of seating, and food and beverage vending.

The college operates additional libraries on the Benson, Brashier and Northwest campuses. All three satellite campus locations combine services that students need to be successful in their courses, including a staffed library, student tutoring and a computer lab. At all campuses, students and faculty will find print, audiovisual and periodical resources that match the academic programs that are offered on-site.

Students and employees based at other college locations may use campus-to-campus borrowing services and electronic resources, and they are encouraged to contact the Barton Campus Library for other assistance or information requests.

Services

Staff members are available to help students locate and use information resources and find answers to research questions. Library users may contact the library staff in person, by phone or email, or through online chat tools that appear on each page of the library’s web site.

With a college ID or library card, students may borrow library items. Getting a free library card also makes it easy for students to access electronic library resources from off-campus.

Both in-person and online, librarians lead faculty-requested class sessions to introduce students to library services and provide instruction related to a particular program, course or assignment. Whether working with individual students or with class groups, the library aims to promote strong information literacy skills. Librarians have also developed a series of online tutorials that students may use to learn about information literacy, library resources and other services.

The Barton Campus Library and its neighboring computer lab have printers/copiers/scanners that work with the college-wide printing system. At other campuses, printing is handled through student computer labs located near library locations.

Resources

GTC Libraries provide resources to support programs and courses, promote college operations and employee professional development, and foster personal growth and lifelong learning. Through the online catalog, users can search books, audiovisual items, magazines, journals and newspapers. The online library collection includes many databases that cover a wide range of topics with academic articles, full-length e-books, streaming educational videos and other content. Students are encouraged to use customized research guides that steer users to resources for specific classes, subjects and assignments. Online resources may be used either on- or off-campus, but a password is required for off-campus use.

When access to a resource is limited, faculty may choose to place items “on reserve.” Faculty reserves must be requested at the library desk and are generally for in-house use only.

If the college’s libraries do not own a resource, the staff can help students borrow from other libraries. Campus-to-campus borrowing allows students to request delivery of an item housed at another campus. PASCAL Delivers is a free service that allows students to self-request books from other South Carolina colleges; books usually arrive at GTC in 3-4 days. Another interlibrary loan service allows librarians to request books and articles for students from libraries across the United States; filled requests generally arrive in 3-10 days. Additionally, students may borrow materials from the Greenville County Library System and libraries at other SC colleges and universities.

Contacts and Locations

For more information, go to http://libguides.gvltec.edu/library or visit one of our library locations:

Barton Campus Library (Main Library)

Building 105, 1st and 2nd floors
Library Phone (864) 250-8319 / Computer Lab Phone (864) 250-8449 / Information Desk Phone (864) 250-8452
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Benson Campus Learning Commons

Building 301, Room 121
Phone (864) 250-3010
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Brashier Campus Learning Commons

Building 202, Room 103
Phone (864) 250-4162
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Northwest Campus Learning Commons 

Building 402, Room 122
Phone (864) 250-3638
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Evening and weekend hours are not scheduled when classes are not in session. Special hours will be posted on the library web site.