The EGSC Library serves the students, faculty, and staff of East Georgia State College as well as the Emanuel Country community. EGSC librarians are advocates for the free access of information to all populations and a commitment to exceptional customer service to all patrons.
The goals of the EGSC Library include:
The EGSC Library also houses the Learning Commons including the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and Academic Advising Center. All of these services work together to offer instructional and learning support services to EGSC students, striving to foster academic excellence and student success.
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The EGSC Library is located in the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center on the Swainsboro campus of East Georgia State College. From the Main College entrance (from Lamb's Bridge Road), follow Madison Dixon Drive until the stop sign. Turn left onto College Circle. The Luck Flanders Gambrell Center will be on the right-hand side of the road. Visitor parking is offered adjacent to the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center. The EGSC Library entrance can be accessed in the center of the building, through the Rotunda.
East Georgia State College Library
131 College Circle
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401
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Access your library account by visiting GIL-Find@EGSC. You will be able to view your checked out items, see their due dates, and renew both EGSC Library and GIL Express items online.
To access your library account, choose the My Account link and sign in with your MyEGSC login or, if you are a community borrower, use your government ID number and password.
See our guide for more information.
The Heritage Center, a part of the East Georgia State College Library, serves as an instrument for preserving historical data, stimulating historical interest and fostering collaboration with historical societies and area public libraries. Specifically, the collection includes various print items, images, manuscripts, maps, artifacts, microforms, and digital and audio-visual materials focusing on local history and genealogical research, Emanuel County history, and Georgia history. As such the collection includes many items that are unique, historical, rare, and/or irreplaceable. Just as the college has expanded its geographical presence in recent years through the growth of enrollment, establishment of additional campuses, creation of collaborative programs with area technical institutes and development of economic development activities, the Heritage Center allows it to have major impact on its service area in terms of historical and cultural understanding and awareness. The Heritage Center initiative represents a historic opportunity for East Georgia State College and the communities it serves. For more information about the East Georgia State College Heritage Center, please click here.
Named for Mr. Bennie M. Ehrlich, the Ehrlich Military History Collection was created in 1991. Benjamin Mathew Ehrlich was a graduate of Columbia University in New York and a veteran of the United States Navy during World War I and the United States Coast Guard during World War II. He helped to found the Swainsboro American Legion Post 102 and served as the American Legion Post Commander as well as was a Captain in the Georgia State Guard. He was a business owner and farmer in Emanuel County and was involved in many philanthropic efforts, including the March of Dimes, Exchange Club, Swainsboro Jaycees, Franklin Memorial Library, Emanuel County Heritage Commission, Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society, Emanuel County Junior College and East Georgia College, and many others. Upon his death, funds were collected to create the "Ehrlich Memorial History Collection" in honor of "Mr. Bennie's" life-long contributions to the college and to the community. On October 17, 1991, the Ehrlich Military History Collection was dedicated by Dr. Willie D. Gunn, President of East Georgia College. The plaque reads:
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Bennie Ehrlich, Patriot, Friend, "Doer of Good Deeds - Known and Unknown," Community-Minded Citizen, Fervent Advocate of Higher Education and East Georgia College, and Orthodox Member of the Jewish Faith.
The Ehrlich Military History Collection contains books and media items related to military history of all types. Materials in this collection circulate according to the EGSC Library's normal circulation policy.