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Library: About

South College provides an easily accessible library and quality academic services to meet the research needs of its students, faculty, and staff. The library’s collection includes general and reference books (both print and electronic), print and online periodicals, multi-media software, online services, and other print media.

Staff

Lonas Library, 865-251-1832
Anya McKinney, Head Librarian
James Gill, Instruction Librarian
Carl Parham, Cataloging Librarian
Gail Hammack, Library Clerk
 

Parkside Library, 865-288-5750
Jon Hudson, Instruction Librarian
Gail Hammack, Library Clerk
 

Asheville Resource Center, 828-398-2517
Christy Cheek, Resource Center Clerk
 

Nashville Resource Center, 629-802-3030
Jennifer Castle, Instruction Librarian
Caroline Snellman, Resource Center Clerk
 

‚ÄčAtlanta Resource Center‚Äč, 470-322-1138
Sabrina Garity, Resource Center Clerk

Locations & Hours

Access Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Staffed Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

865-251-1832

South College
3904 Lonas Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37909

Access Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Staffed Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

865-288-5750

South College
400 Goodys Ln.
Knoxville, TN 37922

Access Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Staffed Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

828-398-2517

South College
140 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803

Access Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Staffed Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

828-398-2517

South College
616 Marriott Dr. 
Nashville, TN 37214

Access Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Staffed Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

470-322-1138

South College
2600 Century Park NE
Atlanta, GA 30345

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Computer Policy

The Library Department adheres to the South College Computer Code of Ethics. Any use of computer workstations in the Library will be governed by this institutional policy. Users violating the policy will be referred to the Dean of Student Services for disciplinary procedures.

Mission Statement and Goals of the Department

The mission of the South College Library is to support the mission, educational goals, and strategic aims of South College by providing effective and efficient library services and materials that support the academic curricula and research activities of the college.

Goal I

To promote development of research and critical thinking skills that encourage lifelong learning and help library users search, evaluate, and use information effectively by offering general and course-specific library instruction.

Goal II

To provide materials in a variety of formats to support the curriculum, research, and scholarly activities of faculty and students, and to involve faculty and students in the development of current and relevant library collections.

Goal III

To provide an environment conducive to researching and learning for on-campus library users by providing appropriate physical facilities, relevant and easily accessible collections, and competent and responsive staff.

Goal IV

To continually evaluate, expand, and improve the library’s technological infrastructure and online services for offsite and distance education library users.

Goal V

To employ and retain a competent, skilled staff to develop and maintain the library’s collections and services by encouraging and providing continuing opportunities for professional development, training, and community service.

Behavior Guidelines

One of the library’s primary goals is to provide an environment conducive to researching and learning for all South College library users. The main purpose of the library is for studying, researching, and learning.

When you are in the library, please respect other users’ needs to study, research, and learn by following these guidelines:

  • Maintain quiet conversation that is not disruptive to other library users. Group study rooms are available in the library.
  • Please turn off cell phone ringers or put phones on vibrate while in the Library. Please conduct all cell phone conversations outside of the library.
  • Do not bring in or consume food in the library.
  • Beverages in plastic bottles with a secure lid are allowed in the library, but they must remain closed and stored away from sight.
  • Do not use tobacco products in the library.
  • Shouting across the room, horseplay, or engaging other users in unwanted interactions are examples of disruptive behaviors that will not be tolerated in the library.
  • Use headphones to play audio programs.
  • Take care of Library materials, equipment, and furnishings.
  • Use courteous and polite behavior at all times and in all library circumstances.
  • Respect the authority of all library staff to enforce these behavioral guidelines.
  • In addition to these library guidelines, all library users must follow South College’s Code of Conduct as outlined in the handbooks. Library users who do not comply with these library or college conduct guidelines will be asked to leave the library premises. Students who do not comply with these guidelines will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Copyright Compliance Policy

The South College Library adheres to all applicable laws and copyright compliance standards put forth in the U.S. Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S. Code), The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998, and the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonizing (TEACH) Act of 2002.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproduction of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If reproduction of copyrighted library material is used for purposes in excess of what constitutes “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. Infringement of another individual’s copyright is a violation of federal law and may include fines and other penalties.

According to Section 107, there are four factors used to determine fair use. Section 107 states:

“In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
The nature of the copyrighted work;
The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the coprighted work.”
(17 U.S.C. § 107)

Library users should review any requests to the library concerning reproduction of material for copyright compliance. When asking librarians to reproduce content from any copyright-protected materials, library users should be able to provide evidence of copyright compliance by permissions, or evidence of a good faith determination of “fair use” compliance. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.