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Eligible Patrons

Patron Types

Students, Faculty/Staff & Early College
Present a Bobcat Card. Off-Campus students and faculty/staff (Georgia College programs in Macon or Warner Robins) present a Bobcat Card or a designated ID from the campus where enrolled or employed.

Present an Alumni Library Card and a 
valid photo ID. Click here to submit an application for your Alumni Library Card online. Alumni Cards are set to expire each February, during Alumni Weekend.

Part-Time & Temporary Faculty
Present a Bobcat Card during the teaching assignment.

University Visitors
With authorization from the University Librarian, visiting scholars are eligible for a Visitor Card.

Retired Faculty/Staff
Present a Retired Bobcat Card.  See Human Resources.

Learning in Retirement
Present a Library Patron Card and a valid photo ID. Learning in Retirement
 Patron cards are valid for 1 year.

"Friends" of the Library Patrons
Present a Library Patron Card and a valid photo ID. Library Patron Cards are issued when a yearly donation of $50 or more is made.  For more information, contact the Circulation Desk at (478) 445-4047.

Technical Colleges
Those persons currently attending the following colleges present their school ID and current Enrollment Verification Card for check out privileges.



Contact Us

Contact the Access Services staff

Phone: (478) 445-4047


Eligible Patrons Item Limit Check out Period Renewals
Students 30 28 Days 2
Graduate Students 30 End of Current Semester 2
Faculty/Staff 50 End of Current Semester 2
Retirees 10 End of Current Semester 1
Early College Students 5 28 Days 2
Area Technical Colleges 5 28 Days 2
Alumni Patron 5 28 Days 2
Patron (Card) 5 28 Days 2
Visiting Scholars & Other Visitors 5 14 Days 0


To Renew Electronically:

  • Log into your GIL Account.
  • Choose the "Checked Out Items" option from the menu located on the right.
  • Check the box next to each item to be renewed.
  • Then click the Renew Items button.

To Renew in Person:

  • Call the Circulation Desk at (478) 445-4047 or visit the Library.

Renewals are Not Permited When:

  • A hold has been placed on an item by another patron
  • A patron's status is "BLOCKED" for fines of $10 or more
  • A patron's status is "BLOCKED" for overdues of the following amounts: 
    • Students = 5
    • Faculty/Staff = 5
    • Patron Card Holders = 5
    • ANY overdue GIL Express item
  • A patron has reached the maximum number of renewals