Borrowing Policies

This is a quick, general guide to what types of materials can be borrowed, by whom, and for how long. For normal borrowing privileges, times, renewal information, item limits, and fines, please refer to the Borrowing page. Individual items or patrons may at times differ from what is shown in this chart. Contact Access Services for more information.

Type of Material

Undergraduate
 

Graduate
 

Faculty
(incl. Retired)

Staff
(incl. Retired)

USG/
GIL Express

Alumni

Outside
Borrowers

Books (Stacks)

28 days

125 days

1 year

28 days

28 days

28 days

28 days

Bound Journals

No

7 days

7 days

No

No

No

No

Current Periodicals

No

3 hours

3 hours

No

No

No

No

Government
Documents*

28 days

125 days

1 year

28 days

28 days

28 days

28 days

Reference Items

Ask Reference

Ask Reference

Ask Reference

Ask Reference

No

No

No

Leisure

14 days

14 days

14 days

14 days

No

14 days

14 days

Course Reserves Items

varies

varies

varies

varies

No

No

No

Microforms
(Fiche & Film)

14 days

14 days

14 days

14 days

No

14 days

14 days

Media/Commercial Collection Videos

3 days

3 days

7 days

3 days
(Lib. Only)

No

No

No

Media/Peabody Collection Videos

No

1 day

1 day

No

No

No

No

Media/PBS Collection

3 days

3 days

3 days

No

No

No

No

Media/Audio (CDs, LPs, etc)

3 days

3 days

3 days

3 days

No

No

No

Curriculum Materials Library (CML)
Books

28 days

125 days

1 year

28 days

28 days

28 days

28 days

CML Special Items**

14 days

14 days

14 days

14 days

No

14 days

14 days

CML Media

7 days

7 days

7 days

7 days

No

7 days

7 days

CML Bound Journals

No

No

3 days

No

No

No

No

Music Library Printed Material (Books & Scores)

28 days

125 days

1 year

28 days

No

28 days

28 days

Music Library Audio/Video Materials

3 days

3 days

2 weeks

2 weeks

No

3 Days

3 Days

Music Library Course Reserves

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

No

2 hours

2 hours

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Items do not circulate from the following collections:

  • Hargrett Rare Books & Manuscripts Library
  • Georgia Room
  • Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
  • Miller Learning Center Reading Room
  • Curriculum Materials Library Reference
  • Music Library Reference
  • Maps/Atlases

Notes:

** CML Special Items include, but are not limited to: K-12 textbooks, supplementary teaching materials, posters, vertical file and other curriculum materials

- Course Reserves items circulate for an amount of time determined by the instructor who placed them on reserve. Loan periods range from 2 hours to 7 days.