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Borrowing Policies

This is a quick guide to what types of materials can be borrowed by whom and for how long. For normal borrowing privilege times, renewal information, item limits, and fines, please refer to the Borrowing Privileges page.

Please note, this is meant to be a general guideline. Individual items or patrons may at times differ from what is shown in this chart. If you have any questions, ask Access Services and/or the appropriate library department.

Type of Material
Undergraduate
Students
Graduate
Students
Faculty
(incl. Retired)
Staff
(incl. Retired)
Univ. System/
GIL Express
Alumni
Outside
Borrowers
Books (Stacks)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(125days)
Yes
(1 year)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(28 days)
Bound Journals
No
Yes (7 days)
Yes
(7 days)
No
No
No
No
Current Periodicals
No
Yes
(3 hours)
Yes
(3 hours)
No
No
No
No
Government
Documents*
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(125 days)
Yes
(1 year)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(28 days)
Reference Room
Items
Ask at Reference Desk
Ask at Reference Desk
Ask at Reference Desk
Ask at Reference Desk
No
No
No
Leisure Reading Books
Yes
(14 days)
Yes
(14 days)
Yes
(14 days)
Yes
(14 days)
No
Yes
(14 days)
Yes
(14 days)
Reserves Items
Yes
(varies)
Yes
(varies)
Yes
(varies)
Yes
(varies)
No
No
No
Microforms
(Fiche & Film)
Yes
(14 days)
Yes
(14 days)
Yes
(14 days)
Yes
(14 days)

No

Yes
(14 days)
Yes
(14 days)
Media Department
Commercial Collection Videos

Yes
(3 days)

Yes
(3 days)
Yes
(7 Days)
Library Staff Only
(3 days)
No
No
No
Media Department Peabody Videos
No
Yes
(1 day)
Yes
(1 day)
No
No
No
No
Media Department PBS Collection
Yes
(3 days)
Yes
(3 days)
Yes
(3 days)
No
No
No
No
Media Department
Audio (CDs, LPs, etc)
Yes
(3 days)
Yes
(3 days)
Yes
(3 days)
Yes
(3 days)
No
No
No
Curriculum Materials Library
Stacks Books
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(125 days)
Yes
(1 year)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(28 days)
CML Special Items**
Yes
(14 days)
Yes
(14 days)
Yes
(14 days)
Yes
(14 days)
No
Yes
(14 days)
Yes
(14 days)
CML Media
Yes
(7 days)
Yes
(7 days)
Yes
(7 days)
Yes
(7 days)
No
Yes
(7 days)
Yes
(7 days)
CML Bound Journals
No
No
Yes
(3 days)
No
No
No
No
Music Library Printed Material (Books & Scores)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(125 days)
Yes
(1 year)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(28 days)
Yes
(28 days)
Music Library A/V Materials and Reserve Items
Yes
(2 hours)
Yes
(2 hours)
Yes
(2 weeks
Yes
(2 weeks)
Yes
(2 hours)
Yes
(2 hours)
Yes
(2 hours)

PLEASE NOTE: No items 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 Items
  • Music Library Reference Items
  • Map Library
    • Visit the Services page for information about copying and scanning options.
    • Atlases Patrons may request that atlases be sent to either the Main or Science Library for in-house use by filling out the "Material Request Form" at the bottom of the item's GIL record screen. Retrievals take one to two business days and are not done on weekends. Only those books and atlases in good condition will be retrieved on demand; the Map Library reserves the right to deny requests for atlases it considers rare, fragile or damaged. Requested items are for in-house use only at the specified pickup location.

Notes:

* Government Documents -
The following items/formats do NOT circulate:

  • Microfiche, Microfilm, & Microcards
  • Maps
  • Serial Set volumes
  • Any item marked “does not circulate” (i.e. Census items, Congressional Record, War of the Rebellion, etc.)
  • Items published prior to 1910 whether or not they’re labeled as non-circulating

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

- Items held on Reserves circulate for an amount of time determined by the faculty member who placed them on Reserves. Check-out times can range from 2 hours to 7 days.