College Resources

Borrowing Library Materials

The Information Commons on the Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood and the Learning Resource Centers at Piedmont Tech's Laurens and Newberry County Centers are open to the public.
 

Who May Borrow PTC Library Materials?

The Library extends borrowing privileges to students enrolled in Piedmont Tech's credit programs, Piedmont Tech employees, students and employees at other South Carolina colleges and universities, and residents of the South Carolina counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, and Saluda. We will loan library materials to anyone who:

  • presents a Piedmont Tech identification card or library card,
  • does not owe excessive library fines,
  • does not have lost library items, and
  • and who has not exceeded their borrowing limit.
     

Borrowing Privileges

The following table explains library borrowing policies by visitor type:

  Books Paperbacks DVD & VHS Other AV Reference Periodicals
PTC Students

Total borrowing
limit: 5 items

Quantities 5 5 2 5
Loan Period 3 weeks 3 weeks 1 week 3 weeks
Renewals 3 3 3 3
Daily Fine 10¢ 10¢ 10¢ 10¢
Lost Fee $40 $10 $40 $40
Employees

Total borrowing
limit: No limit

Quantities Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Loan Period 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks
Renewals 3 3 3 3 3 3
Daily Fine
Lost Fee $40 $10 $40 $40 $40 $40
Community
Borrowers

Total borrowing
limit: 2 items

Quantities 2 2 2 2
Loan Period 3 weeks 3 weeks 1 week 3 weeks
Renewals 3 3 3 3
Daily Fine 10¢ 10¢ 10¢ 10¢
Lost Fee $40 $10 $40 $40


County Center & Distance Learning Students

A daily courier service is available to transport library materials from one Piedmont Tech location to another. Contact the Information Commons or your County Center staff for more information.
 

Reference & Reserve Items

Reserve items for specific classes are kept behind the library desk in the Information Commons. Students must sign for these materials while they use them in the library. They may not be taken out of the Information Commons building without special permission from the faculty member who initially reserved them.