The new Learning Resource Center (LRC) opened in late 2004 with new services added for students. In addition to more than 40,000 books in the David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library, the LRC has a student Computer Lab, Student Success Center for tutoring, and a Cyber Café available for students to purchase snacks, beverages and use additional computers.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
GC students, faculty and staff will need GALVESTON COLLEGE ID card with a current sticker to check out materials, non-student patrons who are residents of Galveston County will need a photo ID with the current address in order to check out materials.
Materials may be checked out whenever the library is open.
Circulating materials may be checked out for two weeks. There is a limit of 5 non-reference items that can be checked out at one time. Non-circulating materials that cannot be checked out include reference items (marked REF), periodical or journals, newspapers, videos, microfilm, CDs, DVDs and reserves. Remember to check the date card in the pocket, the last date stamped is the date the item is due. Items returned after that date are subject to fine, patrons will not be able to checkout any items until overdue materials are returned to the library. All periodical or journals are shelved in one area, all reference items are shelved in one area, and all circulating books in one area. If you need assistance in locating a book or a periodical, please ask at the Circulation Desk. Access to the book catalog is also available from off campus.
Patrons may renew materials in person, by phone (409-944-1240) if the books are not overdue, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or online from the Book Catalog) page. There is a button on the library web page that says Renew Books Here. Click on the button, and on the renewal page enter student ID No., i.e. GC023456 for User ID, and the same ID No. for password. There is no limit on the number of times the book may be renewed as long as it is not requested by other patrons. Renewals may be denied if the patron has overdue items or outstanding fines. In addition, items may not be renewed past the last due date at the end of the semester.
Books should be returned to Galveston College Library in person, or in the book drop outside the library or by mail to the address provided on the library home page.
EOS (Electronic Online System) sends out overdue notices to email addresses provided by the patrons, in addition, returned notices are mailed to patrons when they cannot be reached by email. Patrons are responsible for notifying the library of address change.
The library staff will phone and/or email a patron when a book has been requested and placed on hold by another patron. Therefore the book is expected to be returned on the due date.
FINES AND FEES
Fines are $0.05 per day per book.
Books may be considered lost after two years from the due date. The Library will charge for the cost of the book(s), any overdue charges, plus $5.00 processing fee per lost book.
Patrons will be unable to check out additional materials until fines and lost books are paid. Checks for fines should be made out to Galveston College at the business office (M-222B) 409-944-1362. Credit card payments are also accepted by Business Office. The Library will accept only cash payment.
at the Circulation Desk