Staff Borrowing Privileges
A picture ID card is required to borrow materials from the University of Georgia Libraries. While the preferred form of identification is the UGACard, you may also use a government issued current, valid picture ID such as a driver's license or a Georgia ID card, a US passport or a US military ID.
Please check out the following summary of Staff Borrowing Privileges:
- Loan Period - books charged to staff have a loan period of 28 days
- Fines - regular overdue fines are 25 cents per day per item.
- Notices - are sent by email as a courtesy.
- My Account - is the place where patrons can monitor all their due dates, renewals, fines/fees, etc.
- Renewals - patrons are allowed two online renewals
- Recalls - patrons may recall items that are charged to another patron
- Lost Items - should be reported as soon as possible to the appropriate Circulation Desk at the Main or Science Library.
Normally, books charged to staff have a loan period of 28 days. Bound periodicals circulate for seven days. There is no limit to the number of items a staff member may check out, with the exception of special permission and Reserve items. A patron is responsible for all items checked out in his/her name until those items clear the Circulation Desk.
Regular overdue fines are 25 cents per day per item. Books are due by closing on the date that appears on the patron's record. Overdue fines are not charged for dates that the Libraries are closed.
Payment for fines and fees can be made in person at the Main and Science Libraries' circulation desks with cash, check, or credit card. Can't get to the library? Payments can also be made via telephone with a credit card or by mail with a check or money order paid to the order of UGA Libraries. Contact Information for the Main and Science Libraries:
|Main Library||Science Library|
|Access Services Department||Access Services Department|
|University of Georgia Libraries||University of Georgia Libraries|
|Main Library||Science Library|
|Athens, Georgia 30602-1641||Athens, Georgia 30602-7412|
|Phone: 706-542-3256||Phone: 706-542-4535|
Courtesy notices, overdue notices, recall notices, recall overdue notices and fine bills are sent by email. These notices are sent as a courtesy; the Libraries cannot take responsibility if a patron fails to receive a notice. Overdue items, outstanding fines or other obligations may result in the suspension of library privileges and/or the flagging of University records.
Updating a patron's address with any other department of the University does not automatically update the Libraries' record, therefore, the patron is responsible for notifying the Access Services Department if his/her address changes.
There is no limit on the number of times an item may be renewed as long as no one else has requested it. Items may be renewed two times online without bringing them into the library by going to gil.uga.edu and viewing your account information. Items charged out manually by filling out a charge card, need to be returned to the library for renewal. Manual charges do not appear online and cannot be renewed online. Items cannot be renewed over the phone.
A patron with an UGACard may recall items that are charged out to another patron. The loan period of items recalled by other users is shortened. Items recalled by another patron should be returned as soon as possible. Recall overdue fines are $1.00 per day. Items that are recalled by another patron may not be renewed.
A patron who suspects that an item charged out in his/her name has been lost should report it as soon as possible to the appropriate Circulation Desk at the Main or Science Library. A patron who loses an item is responsible for reimbursing the Libraries for the replacement cost, the processing fee, and fines accrued.
Patrons are responsible for the proper care of items that they have charged out. The cost of repair or replacement of damaged items will be billed to the borrower.
Rules and regulations of The University of Georgia Libraries are to be followed. Failure to do so may result in the suspension of patron borrowing privileges and/or flagging of University records.