The cost of textbooks can be a major expense for college students. For students with limited income or financial aid, this cost can be a potential barrier to completing their program of study. The College is fortunate to have grant funding available to provide book loans to students in need. We hope that by providing this service, more students will be able to complete their educational goals in a timely manner.
Lending Library Guidelines
Book loans are available to students who meet the eligilbility criteria. Generally, books are available for “core” or pre-requisite classes. Program specific books are sometimes available, but not always.
In order to receive a book loan, students must submit the Lending Library Request Form (link below) to the Admissions office. Students should also submit a copy of the portion of the book list from the SRTC Bookstore (link below) highlighting the books requested, as well as a copy of their course schedule.
Students who have completed the Financial Aid application process and whose Financial Aid file is complete will have priority over students whose Financial Aid file is not complete.
After submitting a Lending Library Request Form, it is the student’s responsibility to check with the Retention Coordinator or Student Navigator listed below on the status of the request. Book loans will not be available until the first day of class.
Book Loan requests are handled on a case-by-case basis and are based on financial need.
Students are encouraged to submit requests early. Students who turn in requests before the semester starts stand a better chance of receiving a loan than those who wait until classes start. A good guideline for current students is to turn in a Request Form as soon as they register for the next semesters’s classes.
Students may not write or highlight in loaned books or they will be charged the full cost of the book.
Failure to return books within 5 days after the end of the semester or after withdrawing from a course will result in a hold on the student’s account.
Students may use the book loan program more than once.
Print a Lending Library Request Form.
Book Loan Coordinators
Retention Coordinator (Thomasville/Cairo)
Student Navigator (Moultrie/Tifton)