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Derrell C. Roberts Library: For Visitors/Alumni

The library staff are ready and eager to help you find the information you need. Good information literacy skills are crucial to academic success and we will teach you how to find information, how to analyze it, and how to apply that information.

Using Library Materials

Can I check out materials?

Local residents over the age of 18 may apply for a Community Patron card.  You will need a photo id and proof of address to apply for the card. 

Loan periods are 4 weeks for and you may have up to 4 items at a time checked out on your record.  (Note: Reference books, periodicals, and movies do not check out of the library)

Fines - Fines accumulate on all circulating materials if they are not returned by or before their due dates. 

Computer Access/Printing

Visitors to the Derrell C. Roberts Library may use the computers for a one-hour period each day.  Please stop by the Circulation desk to sign in, and a staff member will give you a one-time access code. 

Visitors may print or copy materials.  Black & white print or copy jobs are $.10 per page and color print or copy jobs are $.25 per page.


GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. GALILEO is an online library portal to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn’t available through free search engines or Web directories.  Over 10,000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications. No matter where a citizen lives in the state of Georgia, a library nearby provides access to GALILEO. 

Dalton State College visitors and alumni may access GALILEO resources at the Roberts Library.  Simply click on the GALILEO link from the library's web page or LibGuides or CLICK HERE.

Research Assistance

Librarians are available to offer research assistance through Research Appointments, email or by phone. 
Please contact a reference librarian for help:

Amy Burger


Where Will I Find?

Front Desk:  Reserve items, DVDs, laptops

First Floor:
Reference books, magazines, newspapers, Government Documents, Microfilm, Videos, Computers, Copier/Printers, Library classroom, Computer Lab, Vending Area, Video Rooms, Study Rooms, VR Lab

Second Floor:
Circulating books,  seating areas

Research Help:
Reference desk
at the main service desk on the first floor 
link under the Research Help tab of the library web page