The Gregg-Graniteville Library is a newly renovated facility which will provide a safe, quiet, and comfortable place to study, do research, use computers, or socialize. To minimize the risk of damage to materials, furnishings, and equipment, food and drinks are only permitted in the library under limited conditions. Beverages in covered containers and small items of packaged food may be taken to study areas.
We appreciate the assistance of the campus community in helping to keep the library clean. Events, meetings, and/or receptions held in the Gregg-Graniteville Memorial Room or the Veteran and Military Success Center are exempt from this policy.
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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 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.
The following policy applies to laptop computers owned and circulated by the Gregg-Graniteville Library, USC Aiken.
For more information regarding laptop check-outs, please see Circulation.
The Cell Phone Use Policy is to assist staff and students who encounter the inappropriate or inconsiderate use of cell phones and other electronic devices (VOIP, Pagers, etc.). This policy may be cited if the use is disruptive to users or employees of the library.
If another user complains about cell phone use or use of another device, the library staff is authorized to request that the patron discontinue the disruptive behavior or leave the building.
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General Information and Technology Available
Library 218 is a computer classroom space located on the second floor of the library. The room is equipped with twenty-two (22) student computer workstations, 1 instructor workstation with an overhead projector, and one small wall-mounted stationary whiteboard. No more than 26 people may be in Library 218 at any time due to fire code regulations. Library 218 is primarily intended for formal instruction sessions and workshops offered by library faculty. To schedule library instruction, faculty and staff should contact Brandy R. Horne at BrandyH@usca.edu or x3282. The room is not intended for and may not be used for regular class meetings.
Scheduling Library 218
Scheduling of Library 218 takes place through the 25 Live System. Requests specific to information literacy instruction are inputted into the system by Brandy Horne, after confirmation of instruction with subject and library faculty as appropriate. All other requests can be submitted directly to the 25 Live System by the requestor. Library 218 is available for use by groups outside of the library but must be requested a minimum of two weeks in advance, and events may be bumped if the classroom is needed for information literacy instruction. Individuals looking for a meeting space not requiring computer stations are encouraged to consider reserving the Memorial Room (Library 108). All events are confirmed two class days in advance during the Fall and Spring semesters. Due to greater availability, reservations made during Maymester and Summer semesters can be confirmed further in advance.
Access, Safety, and Security
The classroom is kept locked for safety and security. The individual who makes the reservation may pick up a key from a librarian in the Reference Suite (directly opposite the front doors behind the Reference Desk) during business hours. The key may not leave the library building and must be returned after locking the room and turning off all lights at the conclusion of a reservation. For all reservations by student groups, the faculty or staff advisor must be present to use Library 218. Any concerns about safety and security in the classroom should be reported immediately to library personnel at the Reference Desk (643-6808) or the Circulation Desk (x3286).
Cleanliness, Food, and Beverage Policy
Users are responsible and accountable for the cleanliness and order of the classroom following use, including following the requirements of the library food and beverage policy. The individual who makes the reservation is responsible for room clean-up, including the removal of garbage and returning equipment.
Lost and Misplaced Items
The Gregg-Graniteville Library maintains a lost and found at the Circulation Desk but is not responsible for left or unattended items.
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Starting October 21, 2021 through Summer 2022, the museum will be occupied by an active exhibit, and thus Memorial Room reservations are limited to times when the exhibit is closed. Presently, the Memorial Room is available for reservations only between 9-10am and 4-5pm, Monday – Friday.
The Gregg-Swint Memorial Room (hereinafter referred to as the “Memorial Room”) is a space located on the first floor of the Gregg-Graniteville Library that lies adjacent to the Gregg-Swint Museum (hereinafter referred to as the “Museum”). No more than 25 people may be in the Memorial Room (Library 108) at any time due to fire code regulations. The Memorial Room is primarily intended for student study and university-affiliated events. The room may not be used for regular class meetings.
The Memorial Room is not available for reservation when a museum exhibit is open. The Memorial Room is not available for use on weekends or holidays.
Scheduling Memorial Room
The Memorial Room is available for use by groups outside of the Library with the permission of the library administration. Please submit a permission request (https://usca.libwizard.com/f/memorialroom) along with any room setup needs, i.e. the number of tables, chairs, setup formation, and any audiovisual equipment, a minimum of two weeks in advance of the event to the library administration. Once permission is granted, library administration will assure the Memorial Room is scheduled through the university’s scheduling software and will notify the requestor.
The room is available Monday-Friday during the library’s regular operating hours, except when the museum is open for an exhibit. So that the room can be properly secured, all events must end no later than one-half hour prior to the library’s regular closing hours. The Memorial Room is not available for use on weekends or holidays.
Access, Safety, and Security
The Memorial Room is locked, and the museum alarmed on weekends and on weekdays after 5pm for safety and security. If a group requires use of the Memorial Room after 5pm, they must make arrangements with the library to ensure that the room is secured after use.
Groups must turn off all lights at the conclusion of a reservation. For all reservations by student groups, the faculty or staff advisor must be present.
Any concerns about safety and security in the Memorial Room should be reported immediately to library personnel at the Reference Desk (x6808) OR the Circulation Desk (x3286) AND Public Safety (x6111).
Cleanliness, Food/Drink, Damages, and Alcohol Policy
Users are responsible and accountable for the cleanliness and order of the Memorial Room following use, including following the requirements of the library food and beverage policy. While food and drinks are allowed in the Memorial Room, they are not permitted in the Museum. The individual who makes the reservation is responsible for room clean-up, including the removal of garbage and returning equipment.
Any department, organization, or party using the Memorial Room is liable for damage to the premises and its contents, including any damages to museum artifacts. The Library and its agents will determine damage/replacements that will then be charged to the user.
Users of the Memorial Room and Museum must adhere to the USC Aiken Student Alcohol Use Policy.
Lost and Misplaced Items
The Gregg-Graniteville Library maintains a lost and found at the Circulation Desk and is not responsible for left or unattended items.
The primary mission of the Gregg-Graniteville Library at USC Aiken is to serve the students, faculty, and staff of the university, but we also welcome members of the community to use our facilities and resources. We ask that visitors follow our visitor library access and computer use policy.
Visitor Behavior Rules and Regulations
We ask that you do not engage in disruptive behavior while visiting our library. To preserve an environment where we can best serve all of our patrons, please refrain from:
Visitor Computer Use
The focus of the library faculty and staff is to maintain the academic integrity and climate of the Gregg-Graniteville Library. Therefore, the majority of computers in the library are reserved for student, faculty, and staff use. Library faculty and staff are primarily responsible for assisting patrons with academic research and are available for technical assistance only on a very limited basis. To accomplish these goals, but also accommodate our visitors, the following guidelines are strictly enforced at all times:
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Gregg-Graniteville Library works to provide the best possible access to materials and services for library users with disabilities. Whenever possible, assistance should be arranged in advance. Assistance may include materials retrieval from print, archival, or digital collections, scheduling research consultations, library orientations, or instruction classes, referrals to campus resources (for students), and other reasonable accommodations.
Gregg-Graniteville Library recommends that USCA students contact the USCA Office of Disability Services for in-depth adaptive assistance and training on adaptive equipment.