A picture ID card is required to borrow materials from the University of Georgia Libraries. While the preferred form of identification is the UGA ID card, a current, government-issued picture ID - such as (but not limited to) a driver's license, Georgia ID card, US passport, or US military ID - may be used instead. If you are officially retired from the University of Georgia you may retain your current staff borrowing privileges.
Loan Periods - The staff loan period is 28 days. Exceptions include: rare books, periodicals, microforms, newspapers, the Leisure Collection, and others materials. See Borrowing Policies for detailed information on loan periods. There is no limit to the number of items a staff member may check out, with the exception of special permission and Reserve items.
Renewals - 2 automatic renewals for most items. After the 2 automatic renewals, books may be brought to the Circulation Desks at Science, Main or the CML to be discharged and borrowed again. There is no limit on the number of times an item may be borrowed as long as no one else has requested it.
Recalls - A patron 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 per item. Recalled items cannot be renewed.
Notices - Courtesy notices, overdue notices, recall notices, recall overdue notices and recall fine bills are sent by email. These notices are sent as a courtesy. Failure to receive a notice does not absolve the borrower from responsibility for recall fines, lost book replacement charges, and processing fees. .
Lost or Damaged items - Books are marked Lost after being overdue for 56 days. A borrower who loses an item is responsible for reimbursing the Libraries for the replacement cost, the processing fee, and any accrued fines. The cost of repair or replacement of damaged items will be billed to the borrower. Failure to pay for lost or damaged materials may result in the suspension of borrowing privileges and a hold may be placed on the borrower's University records. Restrictions and holds will be removed when obligations to the Libraries are cleared.
Payments - Payment for recall fines and replacement costs and fees can be made in person at the Main and Science Libraries' circulation desks with cash, check, or credit card. 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. Failure to pay for lost or damaged materials may result in the suspension of borrowing privileges and a hold may be placed on the borrower's University records. Restrictions and holds will be removed when obligations to the Libraries are cleared.