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  • Welcome Back and Happy New Year HGTC! We are so glad to have you back and are excited for what 2022 has in store. Please join the Library throughout this year as we strive to move closer to our goals. Whether you come in daily, weekly, or periodically to say “Hi,” please share your goals … Continue reading Quest 52 Board – Conway
    Jan 10, 2022 09:01 am
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Conway Campus Library

2050 Highway 501 E.
Conway, SC 29528-6066
(843) 349-5268, Fax (843) 349-7811

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45am-8:45pm
Friday 8:00am-12:30pm
All Special Hours Posted

Elizabeth Mattocks Chapin Library on the Grand Strand Campus

3639 Pampas Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 477-2012

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45am-8:45pm
Friday 8:00am-12:30pm
All Special Hours Posted

Georgetown Campus Library

4003 South Fraser St.
Georgetown, SC 29440-9620
(843) 520-1424

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45am-5:00pm 
Friday 8:00am-12:30pm
All Special Hours Posted

HGTC Libraries offer the following services to faculty, staff, students, and the public.


HGTC students, faculty, administration, and staff may check out library materials with their H number and a valid picture ID. Residents of Horry and Georgetown Counties are invited to apply for a library card with photo identification at any of the three campus locations. Residents can use their HGTC library card at all three campus libraries. The first card is free and replacement cards are $5.00 each.

Intracampus Borrowing

With Intracampus Loan, patrons can order materials belonging to any of the three HGTC libraries and have the materials delivered to their home campus. Speak to a library staff member to request an item.

Interlibrary Loan

In order to meet specific research needs of students, faculty, and staff, the library offers an Interlibrary Loan service. Through this service, HGTC Library patrons may borrow materials from other libraries throughout the country. You can request an Interlibrary Loan with this form, or by speaking with a library staff member.

PASCAL Delivers

PASCAL Delivers allows current HGTC employees and students to request books from other South Carolina colleges and universities. Search the PASCAL catalog, or visit their website for answers to frequently asked questions.

CCU Borrowing Privileges

Students, faculty, and staff with an HGTC library card and proof of their current schedule from WaveNet may also borrow materials from Coastal Carolina University's Kimbel Library. Anyone taking advantage of this reciprocal borrowing agreement must comply with all of Kimbel Library's policies.

Computer Privileges

All three HGTC campus libraries are equipped with computers to support academic research and related school work. Each computer has Microsoft Office Suite and Internet access. Facilities at the library, including computer workstations, are available for public use. Students, faculty, and staff are allotted 4 hours per day of computer use; public patrons are allotted 30 minutes per day. This time is guaranteed. Students working on class assignments may request extra time from a library staff member. Printing is available from all computers, and 8GB flash drives are for sale at the Circulation Desk for $6.00 as are earbuds for $1.00.

Laptops & Tablets

Current HGTC students may check out laptops and iPads from the library for up to 7 days at a time and NOOK Tablets for up to 21 days at a time. Laptops are equipped with Microsoft Office, MyITLab, and MyMathLab. iPads and NOOK Tablets are equipped with a variety of apps. All devices are equipped with wireless capabilities. Students checking out devices will be required to sign an agreement and present a student ID and a valid driver's license (or government issued ID along with proof of local residency) when checking out a laptop, iPad, or NOOK. You will also be asked to login to WaveNet to show your current class schedule. Students cannot checkout a laptop, iPad, or NOOK for 24 hours after returning the item, nor can they renew the item.


The library offers NOOK eReaders, both black & white and color. Each eReader has pre-loaded titles. However, we also maintain a collection of downloadable eBooks on Axis 360 and offer a large selection of downloadable digital magazines through Zinio available to students, faculty, and staff. Both Axis 360 and Zinio titles can be downloaded to our NOOKs as well as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and PCs via free apps.

Wireless Printing

Wireless printing is available at the Conway and Grand Strand campus libraries. The usual fees ($.10/page for black and white prints, $.35/page for color prints) will apply.


Item Lending Period and Overdue Fines

Circulating Books: 3 weeks/1 renewal $.10 per day
Reference Books: not applicable/library use only
Reserve Materials: 4 hours/library use only $1.00 per hour
Study Rooms: 4 hours/no renewal $1.00 per hour
Circulating DVDs/Videos: 3 weeks/1 renewal $.10 per day
Laptops: 7 days/no renewal $10.00 per day
eReaders: 3 weeks/no renewal $10.00 per day
iPads: 7 days/no renewal $10.00 per day
NOOK Tablets: 3 weeks/no renewal $10.00 per day
Magazines: not applicable/library use only
Popular Movies: 3 days/no renewal $.25 per day

**Library items may be renewed by phone or online if they are not overdue.**

Lost Materials

When library materials are lost or damaged, patrons will be responsible for the publisher's price of each item plus a $5.00 processing fee not to exceed a total cost of:

Circulating Book: $70.00
Circulating DVD: $75.00
Popular Movies: $30.00
Reserve Materials: Replacement Cost + $5.00 Processing Fee

Delinquent Borrowers

In order to borrow from the HGTC Library, a patron's account must be cleared of all fines. Student account holds will be placed on every account with overdue books or $5.00 or more in fines. Students with student account holds will be blocked from receiving transcripts and all borrowing privileges will be revoked. Please see a librarian at the campus nearest you to pay fines for any lost materials and processing charges. When the account is cleared of all fees, student account holds will be removed.

Study Rooms

Each campus library offers private study rooms that can hold anywhere from one to four people - perfect for quietly studying for an exam or working with a group on a project. Click here to view the study room rules and regulations.

Food & Drink Rules and Regulations

In the interest of providing a comfortable and positive learning environment for our users, the HGTC Library permits limited consumption of light snack food and non-alcoholic drinks in covered/secure containers in most areas of the library. Click here to view the food and drink rules and regulations.

Noise & Cell Phone Rules and Regulations

As an academic library, we seek to provide a scholarly environment that allows for quiet study. Although we recognize that certain library activities (such as Reference and Circulation) generate some noise, we ask that all patrons and staff work cooperatively to minimize noise in the library. If you must talk in the library, please respect those who seek a quiet place to study by keeping your voice to a whisper and your conversation to a minimum. Students are asked to use areas outside the library for calls and general conversation. Click here to view the noise and cell phone rules and regulations.

Computer and Internet Rules and Regulations

Computers in the library are provided for educational purposes only. Priority is always given to students conducting school-related research or work. Chat rooms and illicit Internet sites are strictly prohibited at all HGTC campus libraries. Computers are carefully monitored at each campus to prevent this type of use. See the library's computer rules and regulations and the college's computer policy (see section 7.2.3).


The Library of Horry Georgetown Technical College will accept donations with the understanding that they will not necessarily be added to the collection. The Donor Form will be submitted with the donation. Donations are acknowledged with a form letter. Click here to view our collection development guidelines.