A N I N T R O D U C T I O N TO L I B R A R Y S E RV I C ES AT R A N G E R C O L L EG E ’ S G O L E M O N L I B R A RY
Main Campus – Golemon Library Building
◦ 1100 College Circle, Ranger, TX 76470
Brown County Campus
◦ 300 Early Blvd, Suite #105, Early, TX 76802
Erath County Campus
◦ 1835 W. Lingleville Rd, Stephenville, TX 76401
Joshua Wallace, Librarian
◦ Main Campus – Golemon Library
Jon Madore, Assistant Librarian
◦ Main Campus – Golemon Library
Rachel Kammerer, Adjunct Librarian
◦ Erath County Campus
Randy Taylor, Adjunct Librarian
◦ Brown County Campus
◦ 325-641-5726 [email protected]
All Ranger College students, faculty, and staff can use and check-out library materials.
Eastland County residents can also gain library membership free of charge.
◦ Books – limit of 10 for 2 weeks
◦ Videos – limit of 3 for 1 week
◦ Audio – limit of 3 for 1 week
There is no charge for overdue items.
However, you will have to pay the cost to replace any item that is lost or damaged.
In Library Use only
◦ Reference (encyclopedias, etc.)
◦ Periodicals (newspapers, magazines, etc.)
◦ Special Collections
Go to the library’s website: http://www.rangercollege.edu/library.html
Click the Search Catalog link
Type your keywords in the search box, and click search
Search by title, author, subject, or keyword
The catalog will provide a call number, which you can use to find the item on the shelf.
Our library’s collection is organized according to the Library of Congress Classification
LC call numbers begin with letters and are followed by numbers.
Example: LB 2395 .C65 1991
Items are organized by subject. So, books which cover similar topics will be shelved in the same area of the library.
The library’s electronic databases contain articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals. Some of them also contain eBooks, videos, and more. These databases are available wherever you have internet access.
To access them go to the library’s website: http://www.rangercollege.edu/library.html
Click the Search Databases link. From there you will se a list of varous databases. To access them you must enter the correct username or password. See below:
The TexShare ID and password is rcc5162 and tx76470.
The password for Gale is texas.
America’s News username is rangers and password is rangers.
Library staff are eager to assist you, so let us know if you need help searching our databases.
Text your question to 66746 (messaging rates may apply). Or click the Green Tab on the Library’s website.
You can text 24/7, and a library staff member will answer you as soon as possible. When the library is closed you’ll receive an automated response telling you the passwords for the library’s databases.
If you need a specific book, article, or other item that our library doesn’t own, then we can probably get that item for you through our interlibrary loan service.
To make a request visit us in person, or visit us online at: http://www.rangercollege.edu/library.html
. After receiving your request, we will borrow that item from another library on your behalf. We will contact you once the item arrives.
It varies, but ILL items usually arrive within one week (sometimes longer), and you can usually check them out for 1 month.
Ranger College students, faculty, and staff can acquire
TexShare Cards from our library free of charge.
These cards allow you to borrow items from participating libraries throughout Texas; including Tarleton State
University, Howard Payne University, and more.
For more information visit this site: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/card
The library has several computers stations with internet access and Microsoft Office software.
The library has free Wi-Fi and ample outlets for your electronic devices.
The library offers free printing and copying.
Contact Joshua Wallace at 254-647-1414 or [email protected]
Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RangerCollegeLibrary