SERVICES

Large-Format Scanner

Large-Format Scanner

The Gilmer County Library now offers free-to-use equipment to scan images into a digital format. This service is made possible in part by a grant awarded by Faith Hope and Charity.

Details and Guidelines for Use

  • Scan images of any size up to 12”x17”, including drawings, maps, or large books.
  • Black-and-white or color scans are available.
  • A library account in good standing is required to use this equipment.
  • Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please come to the front service desk at the Gilmer County Library to set up an appointment.
  • Each appointment may be scheduled for a maximum of one hour. The equipment may be used for a longer period of time if it is not currently requested by another user.

 

Please note, appointments are not scheduled until confirmed by library staff. At the first appointment, staff will provide a brief overview of the equipment. For any questions about this service, please contact the Gilmer County Library at 706-635-4528.

 

 

Local Author

Local author collection 

Sequoyah Regional Library System is pleased to provide local authors with the opportunity to have their works placed in the library’s Local Author collection. This collection is designed to showcase local writers, especially those whose books are not yet widely-reviewed or stocked by libraries and bookstores.

If you are a local author and wish to donate a copy of your book, please complete the Local Author Donation form and take the completed form along with your book to any location of the Sequoyah Regional Library System.

Please see the form for complete guidelines.

 

Ask Us! Sessions

Ask Us! Sessions allow you to receive one-on-one help by reserving time with a staff member at any of our locations. By scheduling a session, we can ensure you will have up to 30 minutes of uninterrupted, one-on-one help on a topic of your choice. We’re available in person, by phone, email, and virtual meeting.This is a great way to book a librarian!

Our staff members can help you:

 

  • Learn and use technology, like the 3D Printer or Digital Equipment
  • Locate quality resources for research projects
  • Access eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, and more from our eLibrary
  • Explore our online catalog and browse databases
  • Learn basic computer skills, email, and social media

 

To request a session, please use the Contact Us form and select Ask Us! Sessions. Share as much detail about your request as possible. A staff member will contact you within 3 business days, and a session will be scheduled within one week of contact (unless a later date is desired). Sessions are not available on weekends. You can also contact the library location of your choice directly.

For reading recommendations or help choosing your next book, select “WHAT TO READ NEXT”.

Please note that this is not a research service. It is designed to help you learn how to use our collections or services. We do not provide medical, legal, tax, or business advice or opinions.

How did your Ask Us! Session help you? Tell us in a Sequoyah Story!

 

Digitizing Equipment

The Gilmer County Library now offers free equipment to convert videos, slides, or negatives into a digital format. This service is made possible in part by a grant awarded by Faith Hope and Charity.

 Guidelines for Use:

  • Complete the Google form linked below to book an appointment.

  • A library account in good standing is required to use this equipment.

  • Two appointments per day are permitted. Each appointment may be scheduled for a maximum of three hours.

  • Users will sign an agreement form at their time of appointment. A parent or guardian’s signature is required for users under 18 years of age.

  • Accepted formats include standard photographic slides, 35mm negative films, and DVD/VHS recordings.

 Please note, appointments are not scheduled until confirmed by library staff. At the first appointment, staff will provide a brief overview of the equipment. For any questions about this new service, please contact the Gilmer County Library at 706-635-4528.

Digitizing Equipment Request Form

Computers and Printing

All Sequoyah Regional Library locations have computers for public use. All public computers have Internet access and a office suite of programs installed.

About SAM (Smart Access Manager)

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.

COPY AND SCANNING SERVICE

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

Color prints cost $1.00 per printed side.

Scanning is available at all locations

 

Wireless Access & Print From Anywhere

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

 

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

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  (Temporarily Closed)

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. 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. 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.

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.