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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.

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 entire computer lab. Students may print for free.

Four computers are designated for use by the community. If these four computers are in use by students, community users will have to wait until a computer is available. Printing for community patrons is 10¢ a page.

Community users who come in for the first time will have to register for a library card, which will permit them to use the library’s computers. A computer will be checked out to the community user for one hour. A community user may not use a library computer more than once during a day.

In addition to the desktop computers in the computer lab, there are three laptops that students may check out to use in the library. The check-out period for laptops is four hours total. Laptops are checked out with a laptop bag and a charger, and they can be used anywhere in the library.


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

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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 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.


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. Please see a librarian if you have questions or need assistance.


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; community patrons may photocopy magazine and journal articles for 10¢ a page.


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 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.


Where is a quiet place I can study?

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There are quiet study places located in the back of the library. There is also a group study room, the Van Veatch Room, that student groups can reserve.


How can I get research help in the library?

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Students can schedule an appointment with a reference 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 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
  • 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 items total.

How often can I renew a book?

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Patrons may renew a book once.

How do I get a library card?

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JSCC students can get a library card by coming into the Library with their student ID. A JSCC Library barcode will be added to the back of the student ID.

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.