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.
Asheville Resource Center, 828-398-2517
Christy Cheek, Resource Center Clerk
Atlanta Resource Center, 470-322-1138
Sabrina Garity, Resource Center Clerk
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To continually evaluate, expand, and improve the library’s technological infrastructure and online services for offsite and distance education library users.
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.
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:
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.