About Macon State
The purpose of Library Instruction is to introduce students to the resources, materials, and services available at the Macon State College Library, and to teach them how to find, select, and evaluate information in all formats. The Library offers formal library instruction sessions that can be requested by faculty. Faculty can select from a variety of types of instruction ranging from basic how-to introduction sessions to advanced upper-level research. Classes are offered on both the main campus and at WRC.
To schedule a session at WRC, contact Ann Williams (929-6812).
Please schedule your instruction sessions at least ONE WEEK in advance of desired date to ensure room scheduling and preparation time.
To request that books or media be purchased for our collection, please use the –
Faculty may place personal, departmental, and/or library materials on reserve for student use. Please note our guidelines section for faculty regarding placing materials on reserve in our library. If you wish to place material on reserve, please bring them to the Information Desk along with an Adobe PDF reserve request form, which is available online, or you can fill one out at the Information Desk. For further assistance, contact:
The loan period for faculty is 6 months for most items in the Library's collection. Please check GIL – the Library's online catalog. If we do not have the item you need, you do have options:
GIL Express (Universal) Catalog – You can search all the USG libraries and request books be sent here, or to any University System Library. You will need to get a PIN number to request USG books or to check your local GIL account.
Find a Journal – Search for journals by title or subject
Faculty Research Resources – Databases, websites and other resources
GALILEO Password Information – How to get the GALILEO password after hours.
Ask-A-Librarian – Contact a librarian, via e-mail or chat.
Tutorials – Basic tutorials that will assist in various aspects of using Library resources.