The Derrell C. Roberts Library provides extensive collection of resources and services.

The library maintains a comprehensive and current collection of learning resources to ensure access to the most current, scholarly information possible. The collections of the Derrell C. Roberts Library include 144,351 print volumes, 173 current periodical and newspaper subscriptions, 8,938 media titles, 422,135 e-books, 244,743 federal government documents, and numerous electronic resources.

The library is housed in a 59,323 square feet building on the Dalton campus which includes nine (9) group study rooms, two (2) classroom, and three (3) video labs. The library’s three video labs are equipped with computer, 43” or 55” 4K smart TV, and webcam so students may practice speeches or record video for class assignments. There are 83 computer workstations located throughout the building as well as two scanners and five (5) printers/copiers.

You may locate books, periodicals, government documents, e-books, and media using the GIL-Library Catalog You may search for items located in the Roberts Library or to locate materials owned by other USG libraries. Another online tool, Library Guides, will help find library materials or assistance in specific areas such as Social Work or MLA Style.

To your left as you enter the main entrance, the Circulation Desk is where staff will gladly assist you with items that instructors place on Course Reserve, using the photocopiers, picking up print jobs, and checking out library materials. Reference librarians are ready to teach you the best search techniques and how to evaluate the many resources that are available.

With a student ID, DSC students can checkout laptops, and use them throughout the building. Past the Circulation Desk are computer workstations for both students and the community. To the left of the computer area are the Reference, Periodical and Government Documents, Childhood Education, and Media collections. Our Reference Collection contains general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias, almanacs, directories, statistical resources, and multi-volume criticism sets. As a selective federal documents repository, the Roberts Library holds numerous authoritative studies and informational documents published by various federal agencies. Many of these documents are linked to the federal agency site through GIL-Library Catalog.

In the west wing of the Library is the computer lab, library archives, seating areas, and the offices of the Bandy Heritage Center. All the workstations in the computer lab offer access to the GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online) a virtual library of 200+ full-text databases with over 27,000 full-text periodicals, subject indexes and directories, online reference materials, and Georgia documents and historical papers. Students and faculty may access these resources on campus without a password. For off-campus access, you must use your MyDaltonState user name and password

The usual semester hours are:

Day Time
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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 every student. Suggestions and questions are welcome either in person, by e-mail, or in our Suggestion Box, which is located in the Learning Commons. Make the Library a regular part of your college experience to insure your academic success.


The Dalton State Office of Alumni Relations serves as the connection between 10,000 alumni and the college. The alumni office is assisted by a 15-member Alumni Advisory Council that provides support for communications such as the biannual Dalton State magazine for alumni and friends, a quarterly e-mail newsletter, and reunions and other programs to engage Dalton State alumni throughout the year. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 706-272-2473 or alumni@daltonstate.edu or http://www.daltonstate.edu/alumni-and-friends/index.html.