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libraryThe Williamsburg Technical College library is a place where community members, area high school students and WTC students gather to learn more about their region and world.

The WTC library provides public computer use for those wishing to create documents or search the web, and it also houses over 100 magazines and newspapers for people to enjoy without having to suffer the expense of subscriptions themselves. In addition to the periodicals and computers, the multimedia library houses over 25,000 books which may be checked out.

Our library offers multimedia housing a DVD distribution center and closed circuit television programming. Television sources include the S.C. Educational Television Commission (SCETV) system and a television receive-only satellite dish with both C and KU bands. The library is located in Building C on the WTC campus and is generally available for public and student use Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Several computers are available for word processing and Internet access. A photocopy machine is also available for reproducing materials at ten cents per copy. Materials are selected and designed to serve the varied needs of Williamsburg Technical College students, faculty, staff and members of the community. The library is a member of the South Carolina Information and Library Services Consortium (SCILS). This consortium consists of several technical college libraries within the state. The WTC online catalog can display its library holdings as well as holdings from other libraries within the consortium.

 Mission
The mission of the Williamsburg Technical College Library is to provide its faculty, staff, students and local citizens with access to informational resources in a manner which will foster the acquisition of knowledge and skills needed to achieve their educational and personal goals. The WTC library is committed to fulfilling this mission by: Providing adequate resource material which may be used as an integral part of instruction and as an enhancement to personal development.

Facilitating and improving learning for all users, particularly independent learning and study. Providing a variety of support services to meet the needs of users. Such services include reference, interlibrary loans, acquisition and processing, user assistance, etc.

Cooperating in the development of area, regional, or state networks to improve operational efficiency and to enhance utilization of resources.

Making learning resources available to the public provided there is no interference with support for tech programs.

Services and Policies
Circulation policy statement All borrowers must present a validated Williamsburg Technical College identification card with an affixed library barcode or a WTC library card each time loans are made. The first card is free and replacement cards are five dollars each. All individuals who borrow library material assume responsibility for that material. Each borrower should be aware of the material's loan period and should make every effort to return material promptly. The due date is stamped on slip inside of book. The last date stamped is the return date. Books lost or damaged beyond repair will be billed at the replacement cost plus a five dollar processing fee. All accounts with the Library must be cleared by the end of each term. Students may not register for a new term or graduate if they hold a delinquent record. In rare cases it may become necessary to suspend borrowing privileges. Failure to return books, pay fines, or pay for lost or damaged books may result in loss of borrowing privileges. 

 
Interlibrary Loan
The Williamsburg Technical College library participates in the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) in sharing the resources of member libraries. All WTC students, faculty, and staff needing materials not available in the WTC library may submit requests through the interlibrary loan service. Borrowers will be responsible for any charges incurred. Please allow at least two weeks for receipt of requested materials. The library staff will notify you when your request is available.
 
Food and Drink Eating, drinking, smoking and loud talking are not permitted in the WTC library. Anyone violating this rule may be asked to leave the premises.
 
Computer Use Policy  
Public access computers in the library are provided primarily for the use of the students, faculty and staff of Williamsburg Technical College. Persons from the community may use computers for research and/or educational purposes. The following restrictions apply to users of public access computers in the library: Violation of United States or South Carolina State law including copyright laws and licensing agreements is unacceptable.

Though not expressly forbidden, recreational use of the Internet is discouraged. Users engaged in recreational email may be asked to move should other patrons need the terminals for research purposes.

The library does not allow:

- downloading of text files, software, executable files, databases and computer viruses,
- chat rooms, games, or the viewing of pornographic materials,
- display or print materials which may be interpreted as offensive, harassing, or obscene,
- cell phone use in the library (cell phones must be turned off before entering),
- modification or destruction of library hardware, software or data including display and desktop configurations.

The library reserves the right to impose time limitations on the use of computers and to terminate computer access for users who continually violate stated policies.

The library assumes no responsibility in determining accuracy and completeness of information obtained via Internet and for damage arising from the use of its computer and network facilities.

Loan Periods 
  
 
Students
Faculty/Staff
Community Loan
Books
3 weeks
3 weeks
3 weeks/5 books max.
Videocassettes
In house
14 days
In house
Periodicals
In house
Overnight
In house
Newspapers
In house
In house
In house
Reference
In house
In house
In house
Reserves
In house/3 days
In house/3 days
In house
CD-Roms
In house
In house
In house
Other A/V
3 weeks
Semester
In house
 
Fines
 
 
  Student and Community Loans  
Books
  10 cents/day (with maximum of $5.00/item)
Reserves
  25 cents/day (with maximum of $10.00/item)
 
  Faculty and Staff
All Materials
  Fine Exempt
 
       

 
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