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Does the library have magazines and/or journals? Can I check them out?

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The JSCC Library subscribes to a variety of magazines and journals, but they may not be checked out. Magazines and journals are for library use only.

Students may photocopy magazine and journal articles for free.


Where can I get tutoring or help with my classes?

The Academic Assistance Center is located upstairs in the Library building. The AAC offers tutoring and supplemental learning materials, and it has a computer lab that students may use. 

The Writing Center is located on the first floor of the Library building. Writing Consultants will assist students with all stages of the writing process. 

Students in Humboldt, Lexington, and Savannah can get academic assistance at the Learning Resource Center on each campus. 


I'm having trouble with eLearn. Where can I get help?

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Please contact Distance Education if you are having trouble with eLearn. Click here to submit a Distance Ed Helpdesk ticket.

I forgot my flash drive! What are my options?

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The JSCC Library has flash drives at the circulation desk that students may borrow to use while at the library. Flash drives may not be checked out. 

Flash drives are available for sale at the JSCC Bookstore.


Can I use a computer at the JSCC Library? Can I print from the computer?

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JSCC students have access to the library's Data Center. Students start each semester with a $45 print credit (450 pages) on their accounts. Please log into TutorTrac before using the computer in the Data Center. 

 At this time, we are unable to offer wireless printing from personal laptops.


Where is a quiet place I can study?

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There is a quiet study area located in the AAC. There is also a group study room, the Van Veatch Room, that student groups can reserve.


What is the Van Veatch Room? Who can use it?

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THE JSCC LIBRARY IS CURRENTLY NOT ALLOWING MEETINGS IN THE VAN VEATCH ROOM.

The JSCC Library has a small meeting/study room known as the Van Veatch Room. It has a table with comfortable seating for 6-10 people. There is a telephone and wireless access to the Internet. 

Student groups (two or more students) may reserve the Van Veatch Room for three hours. You can make your reservation up to one week in advance.

To reserve the Van Veatch Room, please call the front desk at 425-2609, or come into the library to make your reservation in person.


How many items can I check out? Is there a limit?

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The JSCC LIbrary has the following policies:

  • DVD checkouts are limited to two at a time for students, three at a time for current and retired JSCC faculty, staff, and administration, and one at a time for area college faculty.
  • Students may check out eight items total. 
  • Faculty/staff may check out 15 items total. 
  • Alumni may check out six items total.
  • Community borrowers may check out two books total. Community borrowers may not check out DVDs.

How do you calculate fines for overdue items?

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JSCC Library does not give fines for overdue items, unless the item is not returned by the end of the semester. At that time, all overdue accounts are sent to the business office for processing, and a hold is placed on the patron's account. The business office charges a $20 processing fee for overdue accounts.

How can I get research help in the library?

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Students can schedule an appointment with a librarian at the JSCC Library to receive assistance with research. When making an appointment, please be as specific as possible with your research needs in order for us to better assist you. Appointments can be made online HERE.

How can I check out a laptop?

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Laptops are available for long-term checkout through the student laptop loan program. Students who are taking a minimum of six credit hours (or two classes) are eligible to apply for a loaner laptop. Laptops are available in the JSCC Library at the main campus, as well as in the Lexington, Paris, and Savannah centers.

CLICK HERE to access the laptop loan application.


How do I get a library card?

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JSCC students can use their student ID to check out books from the JSCC Library. Please bring your student ID when you come to the library. If you do not have a student ID, you can have one made in the Student Center.

Community patrons can get a library card by coming into the library with their driver's license or state-issued ID. Community patrons will be issued a red library card for use at the JSCC Library.

JSCC Library is unable to issue a library card to a patron who does not have proper ID.


Can I take reserve materials home, to class, etc.?

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Unless stated otherwise, reserve materials may not be taken from the JSCC Library. Reserve materials may be used in the library for two hours at a time. Patrons may only check out one reserve item at a time. 

Reserve materials are available to copy and/or scan, but students are limited to one chapter per book due to copyright restrictions. Please see a librarian if you have questions or need assistance.


How often can I renew a book?

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Patrons may renew a book once.