Welcome to the Learning Resources Center! We’re here to help you. Our libraries are active partners in supporting student success and teaching excellence. We do this by delivering access to resources, teaching information literacy skills, supporting instructional technology, and providing services and programs. Take advantage of our:
- Online Electronic Resources
- Ask-A-Librarian Service
- Research Assistance
- “Hour of Power” Computer Assistance on Wednesday Sessions
- Interlibrary Loan Service
- And much more!
If you have a free minute between classes, stop by and read the day’s newspaper or a current magazine!
LIBRARY GENERAL INFORMATION
Hours of Operation
Photocopy, Scan & Fax Services
Library of Congress Classification Scheme
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: Closed
Denmark Technical College
Learning Resources Center/Library P.O. Box 327/113 Solomon Blatt Blvd. Denmark, SC 29042
Students must follow the Student Code of Conduct at all times. When visiting the Learning Resources Center/Library, the following rules apply:
- Students that are disruptive in any manner will be asked to leave the building. Security will be called if necessary. At least a one week library suspension will be imposed.
- Disruptive behavior includes: abusive, verbal, insulting or threatening language.
- Viewing inappropriate websites, including FACEBOOK videos/photos will not be tolerated.
- Silence your cell phones, and conduct phone conversations outside.
- Keep volume low when using headphones.
- Computers are for educational uses. If you are not using computers for course assignments or research, you may be asked to move.
- Food and beverages are not allowed in the library.
- Do not move furniture without the consent of a library staff member.
- Do not place feet on the furniture, sleep on the furniture or sleep on the floor.
- Shoes must be worn at all times while in the library.
- Do not leave personal items unattended.
- Each student is required to use their own student ID card to use a computer and check out library materials.
- Children are not allowed in the library.
- Hats, caps, and sagging pants are not allowed to be worn by male students.
Failure to follow these policies will result in the loss of library privileges and/or other forms of discipline.
PHOTOCOPY, SCAN & FAX SERVICES
A coin-operated photocopier is located on the right side when entering the library. You will be charged 10¢ for each b/w copy and 50¢ for each color copy. The photocopier can make letter or legal-sized copies and double-sided copies. It has a zoom feature and the ability to lighten or darken a copy.
Computer Workstation Printing
When printing from computer workstations in the library, the computer will automatically associate the print job with the student’s ID number that was used to log in to the computer.PC Reservation will prompt you to enter your student ID number. The charge for printing from a computer workstation is 10¢ for each b/w copy and 50¢ for each color copy.
To send/receive a fax, contact a library staff member during regular library hours. The charge for each fax is $1.00 per page.
Documents can be scanned from the photocopier. Scanning can either be saved to a flash drive via the USB port or sent electronically via email from the photocopier. There is not cost for scanning. Please ask a Library staff for assistance if needed.
First, you need to activate your library account. To do this, you will need to stop by the library, call at 803-793-5215 or 5212, or email the library using the form for Ask-A-Librarian found on the library’s webpage. Then you are ready to check out library materials.
Use the Online Catalog to find books, newspapers, DVDs and other resources located in the library. Search by Title, Author, Subject or Keyword.
You can see the status if items you have checked out, place holds, or renew materials by logging on to your library account:
- Go to the library’s online catalog found on the library’s webpage.
- The box to enter your student ID number is in the upper right corner.
- Type in your student ID number and pin number.
- The pin is panther. You can change this once you log in the first time.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBERS
Denmark Technical College uses the Library of Congress Classification System to organize most of our physical resources. Each item is labeled with a unique call number that indicates the item’s proper place on the library shelves. Call numbers are primarily based on subject matter and can be helpful if you are trying to locate information on a certain topic. The information below matches Library of Congress call number groups with the subjects that they represent:
Here’s a general explanation of LC call numbers:
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSICATION SYSTEM
A General Works — includes encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes
B-BJ Philosophy, Psychology
C History — includes archaeology, genealogy, biography
D History — general and eastern hemisphere
E-F History — America (western hemisphere)
G Geography, Maps, Anthropology, Recreation
H Social Science
J Political Science
K Law (general)
KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
KE Law of Canada
KF Law of the United States
N Fine Arts — includes architecture, sculpture, painting, drawing
P-PA General Philosophy and Linguistics, Classical Languages, and Literature
PB-PH Modern European Languages
PG Russian Literature
PJ-PM Languages and Literature of Asia, Africa, Oceania, American Indian Languages,
PN-PZ General Literature, English and American Literature, Fiction in English, Juv. Literature
PQ French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese Literature
PT German, Dutch, and Scandinavian Literature
Q Science — includes physical and biological sciences, math, computers
R Medicine — includes health and human sexuality
T Technology — includes engineering, auto mechanics, photography, home economics
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography, Library Science
From the library’s website, select the Carroll-Lebby Library link. Select the “Ask-A-Librarian” link to access the form. Being as detailed as possible, type in your question. A response will be forthcoming by email within a 24 hour period.
HOUR OF POWER COMPUTER ASSISTANCE
“Hour of Power” Computer assistance is available on Wednesdays at noon in the Technology Room, adjacent to the library. Bring your “how-to” questions such as How to…use PowerPoint and Word, set up an email account, surf the Internet, use a flash drive, save documents, cut and paste from the Internet to WORD, create flyers, etc.
BORROWING MATERIALS FROM VOORHEES COLLEGE
Denmark Tech library has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Voorhees College libraries.If you are DTC faculty, staff or a student in need of use of the Voorhees College libraries, please inform the library staff at Voorhees that you are a DTC faculty, staff or a student.
When a needed book or periodical article is not available from the LRC, it can often be obtained from another library. As a member of local, state, and regional library networks the LRC has access to the resources of many other libraries. Periodical articles and books usually can be obtained in about two weeks. Charges for Interlibrary Loan service vary according to user status. Please plan ahead to take advantage of this service. Consult a library staff member, or call the library at 803-793-5215 or 5212 assistance.
|OCLC Interlibrary Loan|
|Who can request?||Denmark Tech students and employees with clear library records (no fines or lost books)|
|What can I request?||Circulating books and article photocopies|
|How do I request?||OCLC requests must be handled by a library staff member. Complete the online request form or by contacting library circulation staff at 803-793-5215.|
|What is the cost?||Service is usually free; however, borrowers are responsible for fees that may be charged by lending libraries. We will contact you before placing a request that requires a fee.|
|How long does it take?||Up to 2 weeks|
|How long can I keep the items?||Set by the lending library|
|From where do these items come?||Libraries located throughout the USA|
ACCESSING LIBRARY RESOURCES WHILE OFF-CAMPUS
The library not only provides print resources, but it also provides online access to books, magazines, journals, newspapers, and videos, all of which can be accessed while off-campus.
When accessing library resources from an off-campus location, you may be prompted to enter your student ID number. For help using library resources, use the Ask-A-Librarian email formor call the library at 803-793-5215 or 5212.
The library has two collections of ebooks and e-journals: ebrary and EBSCO’s eBooks. Electronic resources are complete books and articles that can be viewed over the Internet, available 24/7, 365 days of the year. Supplement your research with these keyword searchable books.
ONLINE ELECTRONIC DATABASES
Our databases are available to help you locate full-text articles online as well as articles from print periodicals. PASCAL and DISCUS are accessible from the library’s webpage on campus or remotely from any smartphone, tablet or computer with Internet access.
The Library subscribes to numerous magazines and newspapers.
Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM