Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012

Library

General Information – The Lawrence V. Johnson Library collection consists of some 118,000 cataloged volumes and more than 1,300 periodical and serials titles. Other formats include: Microforms, U.S. Geological Survey Maps for the State of Georgia; Professor Reserves; and Text Reserves. An increasingly popular service is e-Reserves whereby journal articles, sample tests, plus syllabi are delivered electronically to the students.

GALILEO – Georgia Library Learning online, popularly known as GALILEO, is an initiative funded by the University System that allows access to online databases, including full-text and full-image files. Faculty and students have access to more than 100 indexing and abstracting services and to the Internet. Additionally, students who bring their laptops will be able to access GIL, GALILEO and the Internet for research purposes in any area of the Library which has wireless access.

GIL – The automated library union catalog, GIL, lists materials held by libraries throughout the state of Georgia. Materials from libraries nationwide may be obtained through the Interlibrary Loan service in the Reference Department. GILExpress is a self- initiated, free service to request materials from other University System of Georgia Libraries.

Additional information about services offered at the Johnson Library may be accessed at http://www.spsu.edu/library/library.html; or, patrons may place queries on email at reference@spsu.edu .