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Retiree Library Privileges

Borrowing Library Materials

Russell Library provides Georgia College retirees access to library resources as a part of retiree privileges to Georgia College retirees, as well as faculty granted Emeritus status by their Department, College, and/or the University. Retiree/Emeritus Faculty library privileges include access to materials in Russell Library's Circulating Collection of materials, as well as materials available from other libraries via resource sharing (Interlibrary Loan and/or GIL Express).

Access to GALILEO Resources

Below are the Best Practices recommended for USG Libraries and Campuses for Implementation of GALILEO Policies for USG Retirees. Listed below are library services the University System of Georgia offer for both Retirees and Emeritus Faculty, respectively.

To view the USG's GALILEO Policy page, please follow the link below

https://about.galileo.usg.edu/governance/policies

Approved January 9, 2020 by the USG Regents Academic Committee on Libraries and the University System of Georgia Retiree Council.

Retirees

Retiree Resources

There are three standard library services provided to all USG retirees who come to a USG library in person. The three services are

  1. Check out of library materials (with the caveat that the library has discretion over circulating equipment or other special classes of materials),
  2. Access to electronic resources while in the library, and,
  3. Reference help, including the navigation of any location-specific policies or agreements affecting these and other services.


 

Interlibrary Loan Privileges

Russell Library provides Georgia College retirees access to Interlibrary Loan privileges in order to borrow materials and articles related to research. This access is extended as a part of retiree privileges to Georgia College retirees, as well as employees granted Emeritus status by their Department, College, and/or the University. Retiree Interlibrary Loan privileges may be activated at any point after retirement from Georgia College.

To activate your retiree Interlibrary Loan privileges, please complete the form found online at https://gcsu.libwizard.com/retiree-ill.
(Please allow 2 business days for library staff to create the account.)

To log in to your retiree Interlibrary Loan account, please go here.

Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus Faculty Resources

Emeritus faculty at USG institutions are provided full library access (the same as active faculty), including remote access to electronic resources; Emeritus/a faculty should contact their institution’s library for details and credentials for remote access to electronic resources.

To test Emeritus access to GALILEO:

  1. Go to https://www.galileo.usg.edu/
  2. Find and select your institution
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions for logging on

Report to your institution if denied access.
 

Library Borrowing Privileges

Russell Library provides Georgia College retirees access to borrowing privileges in order to borrow library materials. This access is extended as a part of retiree privileges to Georgia College retirees, as well as employees granted Emeritus status by their Department, College, and/or the University. Retiree borrowing privileges may be activated at any point after retirement from Georgia College.

Retiree patrons are eligible to borrow up to ten (10) items at a time, with a checkout period of the end of the current semester and one (1) renewal. For more information on Russell Library's circulation privileges, please visit https://libguides.gcsu.edu/circulation.

 

 

Contact Information

Please contact Russell Library using the contact information below if you have any questions about your Retiree privileges.

Interlibrary Loan - Email: ilsreq@gcsu.edu | Phone: (478) 445-8112

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

Research Center - Email: ask@libanswers.gcsu.edu | Phone: (478) 445-0979