SERVICES

Comprise/SAM

Computer Services and Printing

All Sequoyah Regional Library locations have computers for public use. All public computers have Internet access and the Microsoft Office suite of programs installed.

About SAM

SRLS uses a computer management system called “SAM” (Smart Access Manager™) that allows all computer users access time at each location.

Using your Library card number and PIN (Personal Identification Number), SAM keeps track of the amount of time each user is on the computer, and limits users to three (3) total hours of use per day systemwide.

 

Activate your card for computer use and printing

Log in to a public computer at any SRLS branch using your Library card number and PIN. (This is the same PIN you use to log in to the SRLS catalog.) Forgot your PIN? Visit a Service Desk and a library staff can help you.

Out-of-town visitors should see library staff for a 24-hour Visitor’s pass.

Printing at the library

You can print your documents at the library using one of our public computers, or from your own device.

Black-and-white prints cost 15¢ per printed side.

Color prints cost $1.00 per printed side.

 

 

Online printing (Printing from home or your own device)

SmartAlec allows you to upload documents from your own device for printing on any SRLS printer.

 

  • From a web browser: visit https://smartalec.smartalecprint.com/SmartAlec/?ID=SequoyahGA
  • From a mobile device: download the SmartALEC App
  • Log in using your library card number and PIN (If you do not have a library card, you can log in as a Guest User.) and upload your documents.
  • Visit a Print Release station at any SRLS location and sign in using your library card number and PIN.
3D Printing

Please review the 3D Printer Policy and Guidelines for Use before submitting a request.

Policy:

3D Printers are available to the public to make three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file. The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request. The Library’s 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. The public will not be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printers to create material that is:

  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others. (Such use may violate the terms of use of the manufacturer.)
  • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment
  • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printers will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.

Users must complete a 3D Print Request Form before their print job is accepted. Print jobs must be under three hours, unless approved by library staff. Only Library staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printers. Cost per gram is posted prominently near the machines and is established by the County Library Board of Trustees which may change the fee at any time by action of the Board of Trustees.

Guidelines for Use:

  • Complete a 3D Print Request Form before print job is started.
  • Print jobs more than 3 hours may not be available for immediate print.
  • Cost of printing will be 15 cents per gram minimum charge of $3.00 per each print job
  • You will be notified when your print job is complete. Items printed will be picked up within 7 days during regularly scheduled library hours, after which they will become property of the Library. Items must be picked up by the individual who requested the print job
  • Print time will be scheduled by library staff.

PLEASE NOTE: A “complete” print job does not always mean “successful.” The library will still notify you of completion even if it does not come out perfectly. Re-prints will only be available in the event of machine malfunction. Failed prints due to errors within the 3D model (print file submitted) will still be charged for materials used.

All print jobs are pending until approved by library staff.

3D Printing Request Form

WIRELESS ACCESS & WIRELESS PRINTING

Free wi-fi access is available at all locations. It is available 24 hours a day and can be accessed from the parking lot.

Wireless Printing is also available.

 

COMPUTER SERVICES AND PRINTING

PUBLIC COMPUTERS

All Sequoyah Regional Library locations have computers for public use. All public computers have Internet access and the Microsoft Office suite of programs installed.

PRINTING

Black and White Prints-$0.15 per page.

Color Prints- $1.00 per page.

COPY, FAX, SCANNING AND LAMINATING SERVICE

Copies can be made at .15 for black and white. Color copies are $1.00.

Black and White Prints-$0.15 per page.

Color Prints- $1.00 per page.

Fax Service is available at select locations.  A small fee is associated with faxing.

Scanning is available at all locations

Laminating available at most locations. Contact  for fee and schedule information.

Georgia Room Special Collections AND GENEALOGY

Three of our locations offer special collections that include genealogy and Georgia history.  The collections are non-circulating but are accessible.   Some of these collections also include microfilm of the local newspaper archives.

Visit the Georgia Rooms at:
R.T. Jones Memorial Library
Gilmer County Library
Pickens County Library

GENEALOGY

Use our genealogy databases to explore your family’s roots!

Submit your story to the Sequoyah Regional Library System COVID-19 History Project

Interlibrary Loans

Any Interlibrary Loans currently on your account can be checked-out and returned by visiting your local library during their new limited service hours. Please do not place your Interlibrary Loans into the outdoor book-return boxes.

If you need a book that our system doesn’t own, you can request an Interlibrary Loan.

Click here to request an Interlibrary Loan:

Our libraries will do our best to request the books that you request through the Interlibrary Loan system but there are some restrictions. Here is a short list of the items that SRLS is unable to request:

  • Titles published within the current year or not yet published.
  • Titles on current local or national bestseller lists
  • Rare and valuable books as well as reference & genealogy titles that are non-circulating.
  • Non-print materials such as CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes and videos, eBooks.

 

Request Limit: There is a limit of three (3) requests per patron, per day.

Loan Period: Materials are generally loaned for two (2) weeks. The loan period may vary depending on the material and the lending library.  All loans should be picked up promptly.
Renewals/Extensions: Renewals of Interlibrary Loans are granted by the lending library. Renewals are not automatic and must be requested from the Public Services Specialist at your library at least one (1) week before the materials are due. Borrowers may request one (1) renewal.
Fees: Patrons are responsible for all charges pertaining to their Interlibrary Loan. Overdue Interlibrary Loans are fined $0.50 per day.  If a borrower authorizes the library to obtain material from a library that charges a lending fee, the patron is responsible for paying the fee. Borrowers are responsible for any charges for materials lost or damaged while checked out to the borrower. The lending library determines the cost for any lost or damaged material. Borrowers are responsible for all postage charges for loans.

PROCTORING
 
Proctoring Fee: $20.00 Per Test, payment due before testing, must be cash or card.

We offer proctoring services (for a fee) to learners and working professionals at all locations. To schedule an appointment, contact the location of your choice. Due to the ongoing pandemic, not all library locations are providing proctoring services. SRLS is not responsible for mailed, faxed, or emailed exams not received by the college, institution or business.

SRLS Proctors agree to:

  • Verify the student’s identity with a photo ID.

  • Supervise the exam by having the student take the test in a study room or table near their desk. There might not be a private testing area available.

  • Provide space for test-taking. However, there may not be a separate study room available.

  • Sign paperwork and seal the envelope of the finished exam and call for it to be picked up. Staff will not deliver exams to the post office or Fedex/UPS store and are unable to provide letters or telephone calls to the school to confirm receipt. A reply to an exam received by email will serve as confirmation and receipt. SRLS proctors are not responsible for keeping copies of completed exams.

  • Provide a computer to complete most online testing. SRLS accepts no responsibility for internet connections and outages that may occur. We cannot install any software on our computers. Tests must be completely web-based.

The test taker agrees to:

  • Contact the library to schedule an exam. Appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance. Proctoring is available only during regular hours when sufficient staff is available. Tests must be completed 30 minutes prior to closing

  • Verify with library staff that the library and proctor meet the requirements of the school/institution.

  • Verify that the physical environment at the library meets your test-taking needs.

  • Pay proctoring fees in cash or by credit card before the test can be taken.

  • Pay fee for each individual test including retaking a test

  • Provide photo identification to verify identity before taking the test.

  • Pay for postage and other expenses incurred such as photocopying, printing, faxing, or scanning.

If the test taker exhibits improper conduct during the exam, the SRLS staff member will terminate the exam and notify the school or institution as soon as possible. Fees will not be refunded.

SEED LIBRARIES

The Sequoyah Regional Library System in partnership with the Master Gardeners in Cherokee & Gilmer Counties offer seed libraries at the following locations:

  • Rose Creek Public Library  
  • Hickory Flat Public Library  
  • Ball Ground Public Library 
  • Gilmer County Library  

The seed libraries are free to the public and allows borrowers to “check out” vegetable, herb and flower seeds.  When seeds are checked out from the seed library, a form is completed.

At the end of the growing season, seed borrowers return seeds from their successful plants to the library. This stocks the library’s inventory and ensures that the library contains seeds that are hardy in the local growing environment.

The seed libraries were started in order to encourage the community’s interest in home gardening.  Seed saving is a tradition that allows for the selection and perpetuation of plants that have a particular value to a gardener. Saving the seeds of favorite plants for further use contributes to the biodiversity of local communities and connects family generations.

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