The Lowcountry Graduate Center maintains an onsite virtual library, providing research and computing resources for students and faculty. The library also offers ample study space, and employs a full-time librarian – dedicated to assisting students with their research needs.
In an effort to assist with research projects, the LGC library computers are equipped with access to a variety of online databases. A complete list of the available databases and E-Journals may be accessed through the library website for each individual school:
Research Guides offer starting points for academic research. These guides point to databases that may be searched for particular journal articles, and suggest reference sources for obtaining background information on a given topic.
In addition to a small collection of reference materials, the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service allows students to borrow books and materials from any library in the world. The LGC librarian, Jannette Finch, may assist students in ordering material, or students may contact the Interlibrary Loan department of the school at which they are enrolled.
Student Learning Services
The College of Charleston’s Center for Student Learning provides free tutoring, writing assistance, and study strategy sessions to students enrolled in Lowcountry Graduate Center programs. Housed in the same building as LGC, the Center for Student Learning offers weekly office hours, with tutoring sessions scheduled by appointment. For more information, please visit the CofC Center for Student Learning: http://csl.cofc.edu/north-campus/.
- 14 Windows workstations
- 2 iMacs
- A Xerox copier and black and white printer
- A black-and-white and a full-color printer
- A full-color document and photo scanner
- 6 study rooms equipped with whiteboards..
Additional information about the LGC’s library services and research resources are available on the Virtual Library’s blog.
Jannette Finch, Head Librarian (MLIS, University of South Carolina)
Office Location: Room 132
Jannette is responsible for developing library materials and instruction for the LGC in new and exciting ways. She assists students and faculty with their research using electronic databases and reference materials available on the Web. She also provides library services instruction to onsite classes as well as receives books and materials through the interlibrary loan systems established at the College of Charleston, Citadel, MUSC, USC and Clemson.
The library is open M-F, from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Saturday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Closed Sundays.
The librarian is generally on the premises 9:30 AM-6:00 PM M-TH; 9:30 AM-5:00 PM Friday, but please make an appointment if you require assistance.
Other Library Resources
CofC Reference: 843.953.8000, http://answers.library.cofc.edu/
Citadel Reference: 843.953.2569, http://askus.library.citadel.edu/
Clemson Reference: 864.656.1557, http://libraries.clemson.edu/ask/
USC reference: 803.777.4866, http://library.sc.edu/p/Services/AskALibrarian/