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About the Libraries

The Georgia Highlands College Libraries support the College's mission of teaching, research, and service. The Libraries provide access to resources in all formats in order to meet the curricular and intellectual needs of the Georgia Highlands College community. 

Our Vision

  • Treat every library patron with courtesy, dignity, and respect.
  • Provide the best possible library resources and services for students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Do our utmost to meet the research and information needs of every library patron.

In order to better meet the needs of our six GHC locations, our libraries have made many changes in recent years. Our Georgia Highlands College Libraries have more than 78,000 printed books, held at the Floyd, Cartersville, Paulding and Douglasville locations, and we provide access to more than 136,000 additional online books that are available from any location with internet access. Through the statewide GIL Express system, our students can request almost any book held by any library in the University System of Georgia. Through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), our libraries can usually borrow books from almost any library in the world.

Other services include access to online video databases such as Films on Demand and Theatre in Video, which provide access to over 35,000 high-quality academic videos online. These databases allow faculty and students to access videos online from any location, rather than attempting to shuffle DVDs and VHSs among multiple locations.

Our libraries have subscriptions to numerous print magazines, journals, and newspapers, held at the Floyd, Cartersville, Paulding, and Douglasville locations. Through GALILEO, our students, faculty, and staff can access nearly 40,000 additional magazine, journal, and newspaper titles. If an article is not available in our print collections or in GALILEO, our students can use ILL to request a copy of the article from another library.

Students will find a welcoming and helpful atmosphere at all GHC libraries. At the Rome, Cartersville, and Paulding locations, students have access to group and private study rooms, quiet study areas and high-tech conference rooms. All locations have abundant computer resources, and many additional features to enhance their learning experience. Students at the Marietta site will find an equally welcoming and helpful environment at the Kennesaw State University/L. V. Johnson Library, where librarians are always ready to help.

Students at any location can get help through live chat, text messaging, and social media by visiting

As teaching libraries, our librarians provide assignment-related instruction sessions in classes across the curriculum, with the goal of encouraging our students to be independent researchers and lifelong learners.

2018-2019 Highlights

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Text Us!  706-438-4168
Cartersville 678-872-8400
Floyd 706-295-6318
Marietta 678-872-4237
Paulding 678-946-1007

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