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Catalog
Link on the library website where you will find the search box that allows you to see what books are owned at the Conway, Grand Strand, and Georgetown campus libraries.
Chat Live
Link on the library website (www.hgtc.edu/library) where you will find the library's chat, email, text, and phone contact information, as well as links to our Twitter, Facebook, and LibAnswers pages.
Circulation Desk
Location in the library where you check out materials or pay your library fines.
Digital Magazines
Link on the library website where you can download popular magazines in digital format to your computer or mobile device free of charge.
DVDs
Checkout up to three popular movies at a time for a three day checkout period (no renewals). DVDs are available at each campus library.
Equipment checkout
Current students who present their student ID and a government issued ID can checkout a laptop or tablet to for seven days, or an eReader for 21 days (no renewals). Equipment must be returned 30 minutes prior to closing.
H#
Information required to login to a library computer (along with your last name).
Hoopla Digital
Library service that allows you to download up to four eBooks, audiobooks, television shows, movies, music albums or comics per month to nearly any kind of mobile device.
Hours
Current and special hours are posted on the library website and on the front door at each campus.
Printing
Printing costs at each campus library are as follows: $0.10 per black and white page $0.35 per color page
Reference Librarians
Your best resource to ask for help with a research project. Reference Librarians are available in person at each campus or online. Always ask for help early!
Reserves
Textbooks are kept on Reserve behind the Circulation Desk. The library relies on professors to donate copies of current textbooks which are checked out for a four hour time period of in-house use only.
Student ID
Required to checkout items from the library. Students can checkout up to eight items at a time.
Study Rooms
Quiet study rooms are available for check-out at all campuses for a period of four hours.
WaveNet Central
The department where you can receive free technology support and get your student ID. Your student ID is required to checkout items from the library.
Computers
Students may use library computers for up to four hours each day. Login with your last name and H number. All library computers have Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Databases
The library has dozens of databases you can use when conducting research for a class. Databases provide you with access to journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.
eBooks
The library offers over 400,000 full-text books in digital format. That is far more than we offer in print at our three libraries.
Films on Demand
Link on the library website that allows you to view streaming scholarly films, documentaries, and reports anytime, anywhere, 24/7.
LibGuides
Webpages created by HGTC Librarians for specific classes and programs that are used to share relevant library resources and tips for research.
PASCAL Delivers
Free service that allows you to order a book from any other college or university library in the state of South Carolina and have it hand-delivered to the HGTC campus of your choice.
Remote Reference
In addition to speaking with a Librarian in person, you can also contact a Librarian for assistance via chat on our website, through text, over the phone, email, and on Twitter and Facebook.
Student Success and Tutoring Center
Visit this department if you need tutoring assistance or if you want to make an appointment with the Writing Center.