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Library Orientation  

Overview of (1) what resources are available and (2) how to find them in the CGTC Library.
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Beginning Windows 8 - Mike Halsey
Call Number: QA76.774.M434 H345 2012
ISBN: 9781430244318
Publication Date: 2012-11-27

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Microsoft® Office 2013 - Carole Matthews; Marty Matthews; John Cronan; Bobbi Sandberg
Call Number: HF5548.4.M525 M38453 2013
ISBN: 9780071805872
Publication Date: 2013-07-16

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Tackling Your First College Paper - Scott Grinsell
Call Number: PE1408 .T14 2002
ISBN: 9780971939271
Publication Date: 2002-10-28

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Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
Call Number: PS3503.R167 S66 1999
ISBN: 0380977273


Interlibrary Loan

children's books

Need help finding a book?

Having trouble finding a specific book or article in the library collection?  Let us know!  We may be able to obtain a copy for you through Interlibrary Loan.  Contact the library for more information.


Searching the Library Catalog


Library Catalog Link

Click on the Library Catalog icon to the left to visit the CGTC Library Catalog.  

You can also access the catalog from the CGTC Library Homepage.  Look for "Find A Library Book" button in the lower left-hand side of the library website.



From the main screen for the CGTC Library Catalog, you can (1) do a basic search with keywords; (2) run a more advanced search; or (3) browse by author, subject or title.

CGTC Catalog Main Page



Found a book you would like to read?  Here is how you can locate your book in the CGTC Library.  Let's use this search result as an example:

In the example above, you see several important pieces of information.

  1. This book is located in the Macon library.  The Library Catalog contains books in the Macon, Milledgeville and Warner Robins campuses.  
  2. The book is shelved in the Book Collection, or the main book section, of the library.  Books can also be found in "Reference" or "Reserve".  Reference books are located in the reference section.  Reserve books are kept at the Circulation Desk.  Ask a library staff member for assistance in finding reserve books.
  3. The status of the book is "Available".  This means you should find the book on the shelf.  If the book is not on the shelf, you may see "Checked Out", "Overdue", etc.  If the book is not available, visit the Circulation Desk to place a hold on the item.  Placing a hold means you will be contacted when the item is available.     

Each book in the CGTC collection is assigned a Library of Congress code that we use for shelving the books in order.  To find the book on the shelf, you will need to look for the book by the alpha-numeric code.  For this book, the code is "CC77 .U5 R68 1978".  

Books are on the shelf in alphabetical order.  To find this book on the shelf, look for the row with the C's.  Each row of books has a white card, like the one shown below, that shows what books are on that row.  To find this book, we need the row A-F.

Once you are on the right row, just browse through the letters to the shelf with the C's.  Here is our book:

Having trouble?  Just ask a member of the library staff for assistance in finding the book you need!


Search Tips


There are many different ways to find books in the library catalog.  Below are some tips for what type of search to use.  If you are not sure what the best option is, try a BASIC SEARCH.  Remember, if you need assistance in finding materials - you can always contact the library staff.


Just exploring?  Enter your keyword search terms into the basic search bar, just like you would for a search engine (Google, Yahoo, etc.).  Example searches using the basic search option are:

  • bears
  • GED test
  • internal combustion
  • resume tips


Are you searching for a specific book or author?  Try the advanced search option. Your search terms may look like these:

  • Basic English Review
  • Encyclopedia of Gangs
  • Mark Twain


Looking for all books for a particular topic or for your program area?  Try browsing by subject!  Example subject searches could include:

  • Anatomy
  • Drafting
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Welding

One More Tip!

Books are shelved by SUBJECT.  When you find your book in the library - take a look at the other books on that shelf!  You may find an additional resource for finishing that paper.

CGTC Library Staff


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Macon, GA 31206
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