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Library Policy: Circulation

East Georgia State College students, staff, and faculty are the Library's primary borrowers. Students affiliated with any other institution in the University System also qualify for borrowing privileges in accordance with the same policies governing the East Georgia State College Library users. The Library encourages borrowing of its resources by residents of the college's 14-county service area. Patrons under the age of 18 must have a guardian present to check out material.

East Georgia State College students, faculty and staff must present a current college ID card or government-issued photo ID to check out material. All other individuals wishing to circulate books must provide current photo identification (please see the Community Borrower Policy).

Borrower Type Loan Period Renewal Period
Faculty 112 Days 28 Days
Staff   42 Days 14 Days
Students   28 Days 14 Days
Community Borrowers   14 Days   7 Days
Universal Borrowers (GIL/ILL)   28 Days 28 Days


Media items circulate for 14 days with no renewals. Newspapers and periodicals circulate for 7 days with no renewals.  Reference materials and microforms do not circulate unless special permission is given by the Library Director.

Material in the Library is cataloged and classified using the Library of Congress classification system. Library material is retrieved by making use of our OPAC accessed through the GALILEO homepage.

Students and faculty can request materials not held in our collection by making use of Interlibrary Loan. Loans may be requested either through GIL Express, a cooperative interlibrary loan program within the University System of Georgia, or via OCLC World Resource Sharing/ILL.

As a member of the University System of Georgia, the Library is offered a full range of resources, including online access to the catalogs of every library within the system, as well as selected public and private libraries within the state. The Library is a full participant in the GALILEO database systems as offered to USG institutions.

The Library circulates material at all times when the facility is open. Books may be returned directly to the Library or at the outside book-drop. Videos and periodicals should be returned directly to the library.