Welcome to the West Georgia Technical College Library. With libraries at our Carroll, Douglas, LaGrange, Murphy and Coweta campuses, our libraries function as a research center for students, faculty, staff and community users. Our collection, emphasizing technical training, supports the curriculum and meets the information needs of our users through printed and electronic formats.
The Murphy Campus library, located on the West Georgia Technical College Murphy Campus, serves as the main headquarters for library services: coordinating policies and procedures, personnel, and control and maintenance of materials and systems. The Carroll, Douglas, Lagrange and Coweta campus libraries serve as branch libraries. The collection of each site will consists of books, periodicals, newspaper, videos, audio cassettes, software and other types of multimedia and electronic reference resources (respective of curricula and service needs). A daily courier service exists, allowing for timely exchange of materials between sites.
Each site houses a computer lab, offering software applications reflecting the curricula. Together, WGTC libraries share a collective vision of creating a leading model of the “virtual” library. The commitment to open access for resources, service and information needs is met by combining on-site collections of current materials in print and electronic form, along with remote access to the contents and services of the worldwide library and information resources.
West Georgia Technical College acquires current, authoritative and relevant materials and journals that support the student learning outcomes for all instructional areas and academic departments at the degree, diploma, and certificate level. Emphasis is also placed on acquiring materials and providing services to ensure availability of adequate resources that directly support the general education programs. In acquiring new materials, the WGTC Library includes the continuing education and personal enrichment needs and interests of student, faculty, staff and public users.
West Georgia Technical College currently has four campus libraries: the Roger Schoerner Library (Carroll Campus), Douglas, LaGrange, Coweta and Thomas B. Murphy Campus. The Carroll Campus Library is 3,697 square feet; Coweta Campus Library 4,480 square feet; Douglas Campus Library 2,280 square feet; LaGrange Campus Library 14,300 square feet; and Murphy Campus Library 3,700 square feet.
All campus libraries are open 58 hours per week (7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays).
Emanuel Sinclair Mitchell
Executive Director of Library Services
7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.