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Library Resources and Services for Online Learning

The front gates are open from 8:00 am-5:30 pm.

Social distancing is required in the library.

Masks are required in order to receive service. Patrons should bring their own masks.

Books should be returned using the book drop located on the library balcony on the Hayes side of the building.

Curbside service is available by calling 977-7091.

Students who need assistance can contact library staff by emailing reference@ngu.edu or by calling (864) 977-7091 or (864) 977-7094. 

Covid Notice of Risk for Visitors:

As our goal is to safeguard the health and safety of the NGU community, this notice provides information we ask you to observe and understand regarding the COVID‐19 virus. Since the COVID‐19 virus is highly contagious and could be contracted from a variety of sources, our institution wants to ensure you are aware of the risks associated with visiting NGU. The COVID‐19 virus has a long incubation period; you or the campus staff may have the virus and not show symptoms and yet still be highly contagious. Due to the frequency and timing of visits by outside guests and the characteristics of the virus there is a risk of you contracting the COVID-19 virus simply by being on campus. Pursuant to statements from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, guests are encouraged to practice social distancing, engage in frequent handwashing, and to refrain from activities known to spread the virus. If you are running a fever, have a dry cough and experience shortness of breath, you are not permitted on campus. If you are running a fever and show other symptoms, you are also not permitted on campus. It should also be acknowledged that you could contract the COVID‐19 virus from outside this campus and unrelated to your visit to campus. If you are concerned that you may be exposed to the virus by visiting campus, you would be advised not to visit.

Library Summer Hours:

Sunday                 CLOSED

Mon-Tues             8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Wed-Thurs           8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Friday                   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Saturday              CLOSED

Services for Faculty

Below are some of the ways the library can help with courses.

  • Check out our Libguide on Open Resources here.
  • Provide your students with online journal articles to read for assignments using our A-Z Database page
  • Ask a librarian to attend a Blackboard Collaborate session to provide reference instruction.  

Online Resources

  • Databases and eBooks- Our online journals, databases, and eBooks can be found on our A-Z Database page.
  • Individual Database Tutorials- Some of our database publishers have online tutorials to show you how to navigate them. 
  • How to Navigate Blackboard for Students- A YouTube video showing students how to navigate Blackboard.
  • NGU Student Tutoring- The Center for Student Success is launching a virtual tutoring service for Tigerville students. Students will be able to visit their Schedulicity page to check tutor availability and book an appointment. All tutoring sessions will take place via the Microsoft Teams application and students will be sent a setup guide along with helpful information about this new resource. At launch, they will have tutors available for the following courses: Biology, Anatomy, Math, Business, English/Writing, SPTM, French, and ASL. They are working quickly to add tutors for additional courses. In addition to various major courses, this service will provide tutoring for general student success topics like time management and Blackboard/Student Portal navigation.