Library FAQs

Student with laptopWhere will I find information about the library at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College?
Branch information, hours, staff, and materials checkout procedures may be found online by going to the WGTC Library Website.

Can I access the library catalog from home?
Yes, you can search the library catalog from any computer that has Internet access. Click to view a web-based version of the Library Catalog.

Where will I find a current list of periodicals to which the library subscribes?
Contact library staff at each campus for the current periodicals list.

What is GALILEO, and how do I access it?

GALILEO is a virtual library that stands for Georgia Library Leaming Online. It provides access to over two hundred databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 10,000 periodicals are provided in full text. Galileo gives WGTC students and faculty access to databases with ease of searching. Go to, click on one of the tabs to begin your research, or select a specific database by searching in the Databases A-Z area. Off-campus access to GALILEO is through OpenAthens using your SSO credentials. Please contact the library for any questions.

Can students access online academic databases outside the library?
Yes. Students can access databases such as GALILEO, Ebooks, and Mometrix eLibrary from the library’s computers, and remotely with your SSO credentials through GALILEO.

Does the library offer orientations to students to make them better aware of its services?

The library offers both a General Orientation and other detailed Research Orientations designed to make students aware of how to use the library and access its services. Call or visit the library to schedule an orientation or for more information.

Does the library have reading software and/or equipment for visually impaired people?
Yes! All Wiregrass libraries have Assistive Technology that IT installs on all computers to allow visually impaired people to use the Internet and other computer applications. Also, the Valdosta and Coffee Campus libraries both have a Merlin video magnifier for print materials.

How do I suggest a book for the collection?
Go to the Suggest a Book or try the Collection Development page. Fill out the form and hit “submit.” The library will make every effort to contact you once the item has arrived and is ready for checkout.

Will the library staff proctor an exam for students?
Yes. Contact library staff for information.

Does the library carry current textbooks for checkout?
No. However, there are some current textbook titles located in the Reserve Section for in-library use only. Please consult library staff for assistance.