All students enrolled in Piedmont College have full library privileges at the Arrendale Library in Demorest, at the Lane Library in Athens, and in our extensive online resources. Privileges include book borrowing, reference assistance, interlibrary loan, and many other library services.
You have access to a broad array of services to assist you with your research and to help you find the full-text journal articles and other materials you need. Whenever you start your online research, you will have to identify yourself as a Piedmont College student to our Ezproxy service. Your username is your Piedmont College Single Sign-on username and your password is your Single Sign-on password. For more information about usernames and passwords, see these IT Department webpages.
Begin your work from the Library homepage. When conducting research from off campus, you'll be prompted by Ezproxy to identify yourself. You do not need a GALILEO password to use the Library's online services.
Whenever one of our libraries is open, you can call us for assistance: Arrendale Library in Demorest, 706-776-0111; Athens Campus Library, 706-433-0728.
All students can use the Ask a Librarian! service to obtain assistance that is less immediate than chat or a phone call. Types of questions appropriate for electronic reference are addresses, bibliographic sources, and other short answer requests. We will provide direct answers when possible, but sometimes, we may suggest sources or search strategies for you to use. We may ask to contact you by telephone when your question requires a complex answer that may be more easily addressed by phone than in writing. The Ask a Librarian! service has a goal of answering requests within 48 hours and our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. In-person and telephone research instruction sessions are also available to all on-campus or cohort students.
Anywhere you are connected to the Internet you can access the Arrendale Library's online catalog, the MAYFLOWER. Off-campus users should be prepared to give your Ezproxy username and password so you can use the eBooks and other licensed resources inside the MAYFLOWER.
You can use this to search for books in both libraries' physical collections, or you can browse electronic books that you can access from home or anywhere. Books from either libraries' collection can be available at the other library using Interlibrary Loan.
All students have full access to the Interlibrary Loan Service and can request journal articles or books from Piedmont College Library or from other libraries for their use. Please refer to the Interlibrary Loan homepage for full information and to access the online request forms.
You should never pay for an article online. Please allow time for requested materials to arrive.