Welcome to Clinton Junior College Library
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
Welcome to the Clinton Junior College Library. The Library began in 1894 with a small collection donated by Mr. H. A. Kelsey of Washington, DC. This present library facility was completed and dedicated in August 2005. The attractive facility, designed by Harvey Gantt & Associates has a seating capacity for 100. Hope you find your study here a pleasant environment for growth and success.
Consistent with the mission of the College the Library, the primary purpose of the College Library is to assume the responsibility for making available adequate resources in different formats that support the college curriculum and providing quality services that meet the needs of the students, faculty and the college community.
Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Library resources are primarily for use by students, faculty/staff and other college personnel. Other from the community may request use of these resources. Privileges extended to others are subject to the rules and regulations of the College Library.
The College has provided a beautiful facility to assist you in meeting for educational needs. Noise should be kept at a minimum so the others who are serious about their study are respected and not disturbed. Those who ignore library warnings may be asked to leave.
For public courtesy and general welfare of the collection, smoking, is NOT permitted. Since food and beverage are detrimental to books and attract unwanted insects, they are prohibited except for special functions such as seminars and lectures. They are permitted only in designated areas of the library.
Circulating books may be borrowed for one week with the option to renew three (3) times. You must present a current college ID.
Periodicals and Serials
Popular magazines, journals are available on a variety of subjects. Many other journals cam be assessed online. The fine for mutilation of these materials is the cost of the magazine or journal.
Reference materials are not available for circulation outside the library. Faculty members requiring the use of these materials may do so with the approval of a library staff member.
Items may be place on reserve by faculty for student use. Reserves are restricted for in house use only unless the faculty member specifies overnight use. Reserve materials do not leave the library unless indicated by the instructor. This ensures that users have adequate access to course readings. Please ask a staff member if you need assistance.
Reserve materials will be assessed a fine of .50 per day for late returns
The fine for regular circulating books will be .10 per day per item. Time includes weekends and holidays. Three (3) fine notices will be sent to current address.
Failure to receive a notice does not exempt a student from fines incurred.
Returning library materials ON TIME saves money and staff time and ENSURES that materials are available for others.
TECHNOLOGY & ONLINE RESOURCES
Computer technology and external database searching are available.
Word Processing and Internet
There are ten (10) computers available for word processing and internet services. Provision has been made for laptops at tables along the walls of the library. This entails wireless hook-up.
Online Resource Databases
Clinton Junior College Library has several online resources available to enhance the research process for students. Included are the following.
JSTOR (Journal Storage)
PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Libraries) provides access to thousands of core academic journals in electronic form.
DISCUS: Provides all South Carolinians with access to an electronic library of essential information.
The Library’s print collection is indexed in CONCOURSE the online catalog for the library. This system has four modules: online public access catalog, circulation, cataloging and acquisitions. Two (2) terminals are available for public use
INFORMATION FOR FACULTY/STAFF
Welcome, Clinton Junior College Faculty. The library is pleased to offer services and resources to assist you with your teaching and research. You are always invited to ask for additional services not included on this site.
Teaching and Classroom Support
Library collection and Borrowing Privileges
TEACHING AND CLASS ROOM SUPPORT
Schedule Information Literacy Classes
Library Instruction at the Clinton Junior College Library is based upon the information needs of the students, faculty and staff. Instruction is provided on two (2) levels.
- Orientation and introduction to basic library resources, services, policies and procedures.
- Concentration on major references sources in print format as well as electronic databases and state provided databases.
Library Staff will create and maintain subject and course-related research guide to help your student locate and use appropriate sources for their informational needs.
Request a Research Guide for Your Course
If you require a customized research guide for your class, the library will assist you in creating one.
Find DVD and Videos for you classes.
LIBRARY COLLECTIONS AND BORROWING PRIVILEGES
Faculty, Staff and Administrators with a valid and current ID are extended full borrowing privileges at the Clinton Junior College Library. This ID must be presented at the time for borrowing.
The loan period for the college community is as follows:
||Until end of Semester
||One month (Renewal)
||Until end of Semester
Books are subject to recall as demanded by users.
CD ‘s, DVD’s should be returned at the end of a two week period.
Faculty may place books and other materials on reserve for their classes. Please ask a staff member for assistance if needed.
Minora Hicks, Director of Library Service
ABOUT THE LIBRARY
Hours and Calendar
Virtual tour of the library
Circulation and Reserve
Ask a Librarian
Monday-Thursday 8:00am -8:00pm
Friday – 8:00am – 5:00pm
CLOSED DURING LYCEUM AND OTHER HOURS AS MANDATED BY THE COLLEGE
LIBRARY CALENDAR 2008-2009
December 12 – January 12
New Student Registration
Returning Students Registration
Official Opening of the Library
April 29-May 5
Martin Luther King Holiday
Founders’ Day Activities
Good Friday-No Classes
Early Registration for Fall Semester
No Summer Session
Director of Library Services Ms. Minora Hicks
Reference Circulation Assistant Ms. Patricia Hinton
Library Technical Assistant Ms. Annie Brown