Librarians will arrange to meet with your students to introduce them to the library and its resources. Most sessions take place Room 205K of the Information Commons and are followed by a tour and/or activity. Librarians are also happy to lead sessions in PEN Rooms, computer labs, or at the County Centers. Instruction sessions may also be geared toward particular assignments and/or subjects. Contact Meredith Daniel at (864) 941-8442 to schedule class instruction.
The Library provides a reserve service to give faculty a way to temporarily share limited resources with students in a particular course. The library has revised policies regarding the reserve collection. Please review the full reserve policy and contact Mary Lou Wilde at (864) 941-8577 with any questions.
The library staff works hard to maintain a collection that fulfills the need of students and faculty in every curriculum offered by the college. This task is best accomplished when faculty actively participate in the selection process. If you have requests for library purchases, please contact Meredith Daniel at (864) 941-8442. If you do not have a specific request but are concerned with a gap or weakness in the collection, the library staff can also provide you with catalogs and other resources for identifying items for purchase.
The PTC Copyright Center takes you to resources that have been specifically developed by the library staff for PTC instructors and students. You will find general copyright resources, information about using protected materials in PTC’s various course formats, a way to document your attempts to comply, and more.
Our "printable" Pathfinders are research guides created to complement your assignments and help students find information independently. Pathfinders direct students toward appropriate resources and offer search tips for accessing the specific information that they need. You may also contact Meredith Daniel at (864) 941-8442 to request that a Pathfinder be developed for your topic.
The library staff is happy to compile subject bibliographies for you or your students. The bibliographies may cover a wide subject range or be more specific for a particular assignment. Studying Napoleon? In minutes, we can produce a list of Napoleon-related resources in the library. Contact Meredith Daniel at (864) 941-8442 to discuss your bibliography needs.
As a college employee, you may borrow almost any library item including reference (special need) and periodicals. We neither limit nor fine employees, but we do ask that items be returned and/or renewed on time for the benefit of other library users. If materials are lost, you will be charged $40 for each lost item.
PTC has an online subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education, available to all faculty and staff from any campus computer. Go to http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5. From there, you may access all content from the journal, as well as archived issues. The PTC Library also maintains a print subscription to the Chronicle.