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Golemon Library @ Ranger College

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  1. Golemon Library@ Ranger College Striving to help our students succeed.

  2. Golemon Library at Ranger College Serves students at all campuses: Ranger & Brownwood Stephenville And we also serve many dual-enrollment students in our area.

  3. Our Location Golemon Library is located on the main campus of Ranger College. We are in Eastland County, off I-20 at 1100 College Circle, Ranger, TX 76470. Main campus telephone: (254) 647-3234 Library phone: (254) 647-1414 email cbeltran@rangercollege.edu

  4. Library Hours • Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm • Friday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm • Saturday Closed • Sunday 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

  5. How to find Golemon Libraryon the Web Start your research by visiting the library’s web page: • From the Ranger College home page: • www.rangercollege.edu • Click on “library” link on lower right-hand side of page • Or type the direct web address: • http://www.rangercollege.edu/library

  6. Ranger College’s Home Page www.rangercollege.edu click on the “library” link

  7. Online @ http://www.rangercollege.edu/library.html Search databases here! Mrs. Beltran & Ms. Garrison will help you!

  8. Electronic Resources @ Golemon Library Ranger College students have access to many electronic collections, including: • Over 51 research databases • Over 235,334 full-text titles (journals + NetLibraryebooks) Example: • Literature Research Center • Helpful for literature classes • Try the online tutorial (on our webpage) Call (254) 647-1414 or stop in the library for the username & password!

  9. Borrowing Library Materials • Who may borrow library materials? • Students • Staff • Faculty • Community members of Eastland Co. • Members of TexShare Institutions Just bring ID, and we’ll create an account for you. It’s FREE to borrow from the Library!

  10. Texshare Cards Students at Ranger College may also borrow materials from other Texas libraries through the TexShare program. TexShare is a FREE program. Ask for a card at the Library Circulation Desk. Students at other Ranger College locations should call their campus director.

  11. Borrowing (continued) What types of materials may be borrowed? • Fiction • Non-Fiction • DVD/Videos Items that stay may not be borrowed include: • Reference items (like certain encyclopedias) • Newspapers • Magazines *Students may use the copier At no charge.

  12. Borrowing (continued) • Newspapers the library currently receives: • The Ranger Times • The Abilene Reporter-News • The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram • USA Today

  13. Loan Periods • Books may be borrowed for 2 weeks. • DVDs are borrowed for 1 week. • Call (254) 647-1414 or email cbeltran@rangercollege.edu if you need to renew. • The library staff can also place an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) request for items we do not own. Please call the main campus for assistance, (254)647-1414 • Staff will also take suggestions for new library items.

  14. No Overdue fines! • We do not charge late fees for books or movies. • However, if a book is LOST or DAMAGED, you may have to pay to replace the item.

  15. How to find library materials • Golemon Library uses an online catalog to “look-up” books that we own. • Ask the library staff if you need help looking up a title. This is what our online catalog looks like!

  16. Finding Materials (continued) • Library books at Ranger College are classified and shelved by Library of Congress (LC) call numbers.

  17. Understanding LC Call Numbers Each item in the library (books, journals, movies, etc.) has a unique call number.  The call number label is found on the front or side (spine)of an item and also is shown in Spectrum, the online library catalog.    

  18. Call Numbers • Library of Congress (LC) call numbers are used by most academic and research libraries (including Ranger College). • LC call numbers begin with letters of the English alphabet. • Example: LB 2395 .C65 1991

  19. Call Numbers • What do call numbers mean? • Library of Congress call numbers have several parts that represent different things.   A call number Is like a book’s address in the library!

  20. For more help: If you need more help, or can’t find what you’re looking for… Call, email, or stop in -- We’re here to help! Cherie Beltran – Head Librarian Avery Garrison – Assistant Librarian