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Eligible Patrons

Patron Types

Students, Faculty/Staff & Early College
Present a Bobcat Card to borrow Library materials and/or equipment.

Alumni
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.

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

Retired Faculty/Staff
Present a Retiree Bobcat Card. For information on how to obtain a Retiree Card, contact Human Resources.

Learning In Retirement
Present a Learning In Retirement 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.

Technical Colleges
Those persons currently attending the following colleges present their school ID and current Enrollment Verification Card for check out privileges. For more information on how to use Russell Library as a Technical College student, contact the Circulation Desk.

Contact Us

Contact Access Services:

Phone: (478) 445-4047
Email: 
circ@gcsu.edu

Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing Privileges

  • Students: maximum of 30 items, borrowed for 28 days, with 2 renewals.
  • Graduate Students: maximum of 30 items, borrowed until the end of the current semester, with 2 renewals.
  • Faculty/Staff: maximum of 50 items, borrowed until the end of the current semester, with 2 renewals.
  • Retirees: maximum of 10 items, borrowed until the end of the current semester, with 1 renewal.
  • Early College Students: maximum of 5 items, borrowed for 28 days, with 2 renewals.
  • Area Technical College students: maximum of 5 items, borrowed for 28 days, with 2 renewals.
  • Alumni Patrons: maximum of 5 items, borrowed for 28 days, with 2 renewals.
  • Patrons: maximum of 5 items, borrowed for 28 days, with 2 renewals.
  • Visiting Scholars and/or other visitors: maximum of 5 items, borrowed for 14 days, with no renewals.

Please Note:
Library equipment and/or technology borrowing are only available to Students, Graduate Students, and Faculty/Staff. Priority for all equipment/technology will be given to Students and Graduate Students.

Renewals

Renewals

To Renew Electronically:

  • Go to gilfind.gcsu.edu
  • Click "Sign In" at the upper right corner.
  • Choose the "GCSU Students, Faculty, & Staff" option.
  • Log in with your Unify Credentials.
  • Click your name in the upper right corner.
  • Choose "My Loans" from the menu.
  • Select the items you want to renew, then click "Renew."

To Renew in Person:

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

Renewals are Not Permitted 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 overdue items in 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