The Derrell C. Roberts Library provides access to an extensive collection
of resources and services. This recently expanded and renovated 57,700
square foot facility houses approximately 135,597 volumes, over 200 current periodical subscriptions,
10,000+ media items, 59,609+ e-books, and is a selective federal government
documents repository. Books, periodicals, government documents, e-books, and
media can be identified by using the GIL-Find Online Catalog . Dalton State
affiliated patrons can use the GIL Universal Catalog to locate materials
owned by other USG libraries to facilitate interlibrary loan or GIL Express
borrowing. Through the GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online) virtual
library, 88 workstations offer access to 200+ full-text databases with over
64,000 full-text periodicals, subject indexes and directories, online
reference materials, and Georgia documents and historical papers. GALILEO,
Georgia’s statewide library consortia, is essential in providing library
users with online resources through cooperative licensing. Library users may access these resources on campus without a password. All students and faculty, including distance learners, can gain off-campus access by going to the library’s main page and clicking on Off Campus access
and entering their myDaltonState username and password.
The Derrell C. Roberts Library staff will gladly assist library users find their way through the growing maze of information sources. Library users can sequester themselves in a quite corner and enjoy our woodland views. Other resources include small collections of popular titles and children’s award winning literature, small group study rooms which are primarily reserved for groups of two or more students, and a break room which is outfitted with vending machines.
Distance learning and off-campus students can get assistance from our Ask-A-Librarian link service, or from one of our community partner libraries in Pickens, and Gilmer counties. You can physically visit the library 6 days a week during main semesters and virtually visit the library 24/7 via the library’s web site . Library hours, including changes in schedule for summer, holidays and intercession, are available by clicking on the hours link below.
The Roberts Library staff encourages you to take full advantage of the resources and services that the library has to offer. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you. Suggestions and questions are encouraged either in person, by e-mail, text, or in our Suggestion Box which is located in the library foyer. Make the Roberts Library a regular part of your college experience.
Lydia F. Knight, M.L.S.
Roberts Library 133