The Gregg-Graniteville Library is pleased to make its facilities and resources available on an in-house use basis to all residents of the university's service area. Check out privileges, however, are limited to:
Limited charge-out privileges are granted on an occasional basis, through special arrangement, to participants in various special university programs. Please contact Circulation for further information.
Overdue Aiken books are $.20 per item per day.
Overdue CDs and Videos are $.20 per item per day with no grace period.
Overdue Reserve material fines are $1.00 per item per day with no grace period for items that leave the building.
Reserve Library Use Only items that leave the building are $.10 per minute after the library closes.
Replacement of a Reserve cover is $1.00.
Overdue Laptops are $6.00 per hour.
Interlibrary Loan overdue fines are $.20 per item per day with no grace period.
Pascal overdue fines are $1.00 per item per day with no grace period.
As a courtesy to borrowers, the Library sends notices of overdue books. However, it is the borrower's responsibility to return the books on time regardless of receipt or non-receipt of notice.
The library is able to take cash and checks to pay for fees. The Gregg-Graniteville Library does not reduce or forgive fines based upon financial hardship. To make it easier, you may set up a payment plan. Please inquire at Circulation or email the department manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The minimum charge for a lost book is $40.00 plus a non-refundable service charge of $10.00 plus overdue fines and additional charges that may be assessed. Expensive or out-of-print books will cost more. Library books cannot be purchased. Even if a lost book charge has been paid, the book still remains the property of the University. Any person who falsely claims to have lost a book simply to retain possession may be charged with illegally possessing State property.
Study rooms are available for study sessions. These rooms must be checked out with a valid USCA ID at the Circulation Desk. These rooms are available on a first come/first served basis, and are available for USCA students, staff, and faculty only. Study room keys must be turned in 5 minutes before the library closes. Study room keys are LIBRARY USE ONLY and cannot be taken out of the building. Keys taken from the building may result in fines and loss of checkout privileges. There are 3 larger group study rooms with white boards.These rooms can accommodate 5-8 people and dry erase markers and eraser are available at the Circulation Desk. There are 13 smaller study rooms that can accommodate 2-3 people. 2 smaller study rooms are equipped with a TV and VCR/DVD for viewing course reserve films. 5 smaller study rooms are equipped with a desktop computer. The 6 remaining smaller study rooms only have chairs and a countertop.
The Gregg-Graniteville Library currently has 36 Dell laptops available for use in the building. The laptops checkout for 3 hours at a time and may be renewed as many times as needed during the day as long as there is no one waiting to borrow one. Power cords are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Laptops are for Library Use Only. Overdue fines are $6.00 per hour. Lost, stolen or damaged laptops will result in a replacement charge of $1500.00.
Checkout of iPads is limited to currently enrolled USC Aiken students.
The iPads may be checked out for 7 days with no renewals allowed. They are on a first come first serve basis. There will be downtime from when an iPad is returned and when it will be available for checkout due to charging and maintenance. The iPad will have user data wiped after each use and returned to the default configuration. The iPad should be returned to the Circulation department staff in the Gregg-Graniteville Library during normal operating hours. The iPad should not be placed in the blue Book Return bins. Failure to follows the rules will result in fines and possible loss of checkout privileges.
Overdue fines are $20.00 per day that the iPad is late. An iPad that is not returned to a staff member of the Circulation department during operating hours will result in overdue fines and possible loss of checkout privileges. Fines are added to the patron’s library record and may result in registration, transcript and diploma holds being placed with the university.
The working condition of the iPad will be assessed before checkout and upon its return. Patrons are responsible for damage to and/or loss or theft of the loaned iPad. Patrons are required to report any problems experienced with the iPad while it is checked out to them. Failure to report problems may result in the patron being held liable for any damage.
A replacement cost of $750.00 will be charged for stolen or destroyed iPads. Damaged iPads will be assessed the cost for repair. Once an iPad has been overdue for 5 days, it will be considered lost or stolen and the patron will be charged for its replacement. Once a patron has been charged for replacement, the patron’s information including the location data from the Find My iPad application will be turned over to University Police for recovery of the iPad.
We are excited to offer a convenient new service to our library patrons! If there is a book that you want to check out, but you are short on time, we will pull the book and hold it at the Circulation Desk for you.