Undergraduate and graduate students of the University of North Georgia with a valid photo ID are able to check out materials from the libraries.
- Undergraduate students may borrow up to 100 books for a period of 28 days. Two renewals are permitted. Graduate and honor students may borrow up to 100 books with a loan period extending to the end of the current semester.
- Students may borrow CDs/DVDs for a period of seven days with one seven-day renewal.
- Students at the Dahlonega campus may borrow up to two Leisure DVDs for a period of seven days. No renewals are permitted.
- Students may borrow reserve items for the specified period of time.
- Students may borrow computers and related items from the University Libraries for up to seven days with no renewals. (See Technology Checkout for further details.) Item availability varies by location.
Faculty and staff of the University of North Georgia with a valid photo ID are able to checkout materials from the libraries.
- Faculty and staff may borrow up to 100 books for a period of 140 days.
- Faculty and staff may borrow CDs/DVDs for a period of seven days with one seven-day renewal.
- Faculty and staff may borrow computers and related items from the University Libraries for up to seven days with no renewals. (See Technology Checkout for further details.) Item availability varies by location.
Alumni of the University of North Georgia are welcome to check out materials from our libraries. Alumni wishing to check out books from the University of North Georgia Libraries should bring their University of North Georgia, Gainesville State College, or North Georgia College & State University alumni association cards with them to the libraries.
- Alumni may borrow up to three books for a period of 28 days.
- Alumni are liable for any processing and replacement fees incurred due to lost, damaged, or overdue materials.
- Media, laptop computers, equipment, and reserve materials are not available for use by alumni.
Any resident over the age of 16, with a current and valid government issued picture ID from one of the counties listed below, may request a Community Patron Card. Any student, faculty, or staff member from Brenau University, Lanier Technical College, or Piedmont College with an institution issued picture ID that is current and valid may request a Community Patron Card.
Community Card holders are eligible to checkout up to three circulating books for 28 days (no renewals) at the location they are visiting. Media, technology, equipment, and reserve materials are not available for checkout.
See Visitor & Community Borrowers Policy for more details.
University of North Georgia Libraries provides technology checkout privileges to faculty, staff, and students of the University of North Georgia. All patrons are required to abide by the appropriate Information Technology policies governing the use of computing, network, and mobile access. The libraries reserve the right to revoke technology checkout privileges for patrons who misuse or abuse library technology on a temporary or permanent basis. Due to space and financial constraints, technology available for checkout may not be identical across all campuses. Items must be returned to the lending campus. Any item overdue by more than four weeks will be turned over to University of North Georgia Police for recovery.
In the event that an item is returned damaged, a repair ticket will be submitted to IT Help Desk. IT professionals will assess the damage and repair if possible. If there are any costs associated with the repairs, the patron's account will be charged. Charges for irreparable items will be determined by the Head Librarian, with advisement from the head of the IT Help Desk.
Check with your local campus library about technology available for checkout at that location:
Print items kept 45 days past the due date will be assumed to be lost. A processing fee of $35 and the replacement cost of the item will be posted to the patron’s account. If the item is returned the fees will be removed from the patron’s account.
Technology kept past the due date will be assumed to be lost. The Libraries will apply a $35 per item fine and charge the replacement cost of the item to the patron’s account. Items returned to the library after being marked lost will have the replacement cost of the item removed. Patrons will be held liable for any fines resulting from returning lost technology.