The Bainbridge College Library is located in the Academic Building. It serves the entire
college, providing access to knowledge for both students and community citizens.
The book collection has more than doubled since opening day, reaching a size of over 38,000
volumes. The book collection is composed of materials that are carefully chosen to support
the students' academic requirements as well as to provide more in-depth reading for those
who are interested. Currently, the collection provides access to some 600 periodical titles
in both hard copy and microfilm. Back issues extend, in some cases, into the early years
of the twentieth century. Of additional interest are newspaper collections on microfilm
including the entire run of newspapers published in Bainbridge, and selected back issues
of the New York Times.
The library's catalog is available online through Georgia
Interconnected Libraries (GIL). GIL allows patrons to
search library holdings from Bainbridge College and other
libraries in the state university system and access patron
information such as checkouts, fines, and holds.
media such as videotapes, compact discs, filmstrips, and slide/tape programs
are also available.
Facilities and equipment available to patrons include cassette duplication service for
non-copyrighted tapes, a photocopier, projectors, cassette players, and two soundproof study rooms for group study.
The Library is staffed by professional librarians during all operational hours. When classes
are in session, the Library is open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. each Monday through Thursday,
8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Between semesters
the Library is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Summer hours may vary and are posted in the
Library. A classroom-centered library orientation program is part of general student instruction,
and personal service is readily available in all areas of the Library.
Approximately 75,000 manuscripts make up the archives section of
the Library. Former Georgia Governor S. Marvin Griffin's papers
are a valuable addition to this collection. The papers of Colonel
John E. Donalson, founder of Donalsonville and Faceville and a former
mayor of Bainbridge, and those of former U.S. Representative Maston
E. O'Neal, Jr. are also included in the archives collection.
The Library houses a Computer Center containing 11 IBM computers
and software available for student use. In addition, the library
has computer workstations linked to the Internet to assist student
and faculty research. The library is a participant in the GALILEO
Interconnected Libraries project and provides access to the library
catalog and GALILEO full-text periodical databases over the Internet.
Use the BC Library in Your Pajamas!
- From the comfort of your home, with a Bainbridge College Library barcode, you can…”
- Use databases to find newspapers, magazines, articles in scholarly journals
From the Bainbridge College homepage (http://www.bainbridge.edu ), click on the Library tab, then from the sidebar menu on the left click on GALILEO On-Line.
There are three ways to search: 1. Browse by Subject (Clicking on any of the displayed subjects will allow you to further limit your search); 2. Browse by Type (Provides access to almanacs, dictionaries, e-books, encyclopedias, newspapers, etc.); 3. Search at the far right of the toolbar allows you to search multiple databases at once.
Search Tips: Try a variety of terms if your first search is unsuccessful, be sure to click “full-text search” in order to get more than just an abstract, the GALILEO Homepage has a series of 2 minute video tutorials in “Getting Started.”
- 27,442 E-books through GALILEO’s NetLibrary
When you can’t get to the library, access a book in GALILEO and read it on your computer monitor. Click “Browse by Type”, then “Books, E-books, and book reviews”, to access full-text e-books, go to “NetLibrary – full-text electronic books,” The Basic Search allows searching by Keyword, Title, Author, or Subject. Once a book is located, click on “View this eBook” to view the table of contents and use the book.
- To renew books from home
Access the BC Library homepage by clicking the”Library” tab on the Bainbridge College website. On the sidebar menu, click “Online Catalog (GIL),” then click in the purple box “Access my GIL Account to.” Be sure that the home institution is Bainbridge College, type in your library barcode, and your last name. Scroll down to “Items Checked Out”, click on the box next to the item you wish to renew, and click “Renew Items.” You may renew books as long as they are not overdue and not on the date due.
- To request a book through GIL Express from another institution in the event the Bainbridge College Library does not have a book on your topic:
First search the Bainbridge College Library collection by going to the “Online Catalog (GIL).” There are 3 ways to search: 1. Quick Search: Enter a term which will search in title and subject for that term. 2. Exact Search: For when you know the exact title, author, subject, or ISBN. 3. Keyword Search: This form allows you to enter multiple terms, such as “As I Lay Dying” and “criticism.” Or to insert limiters, such as NOT “computer file” or NOT “electronic resource.” After searching “Online Catalog (GIL)”, click on “GIL Universal Catalog” at the top of the page. You are now able to search all 35 institution libraries in the University System of Georgia. Once you locate a title and see that it is not checked out, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “GIL Express Request.” Follow the instructions provided. The requested item will be delivered via UPS within approximately 3 - 5 days to the “pick up library” you request. This is a free service for research materials, not recreational reading.
- To see if requested books are on their way
Go to “Online Catalog (GIL)” and click in the purple box to access your GIL account. After you logon, scroll to the bottom of the page for “Request Information” where you will see if the requested item is intransit or on the shelf.
- To get the GALILEO password
Go to “Online Catalog (GIL)” and click in the purple box to access your GIL account. After you logon, click “Request” on the toolbar for the current GALILEO password. This password changes each semester.