Georgia Southern University Libraries support the University’s mission by providing access to resources designed to meet the scholarly needs of the University and the general public and by promoting independent lifelong learning. Library users are expected to contribute to maintaining an appropriate study atmosphere and to observe library rules and regulations.
Emeritus professors of Georgia Southern University will receive the same checkout privileges as current faculty members. Emeriti have access to electronic resources via their MyGS account. Emeriti faculty may borrow items from the general collection, with some exclusions such as equipment. If any fines are incurred for materials kept beyond the due date, borrowing and renewing privileges will be suspended until the overdue items are returned and the fines are settled. If any items are lost or damaged, the borrower will be charged for replacement costs and if applicable, processing fees. All fees and charges must be paid in order to regain borrowing privileges.
Those who have graduated from Georgia Southern University will follow the Georgia Southern University Community Patron guidelines.
Those who have retired from Georgia Southern University or from any unit of the University of Georgia will follow Georgia Southern University's Community Borrower guidelines. See below.
Community borrowers may register and receive a Community Borrower's library card at the Zach S. Henderson or Lane Library circulation desks/ This card, accompanied by a valid picture ID, can be used when checking out library materials. Community borrowers are allowed to check out books, DVDs, and headphones. All materials checked out have a designated loan time limit that borrowers must observe.
Community borrowers may borrow a maximum of five (5) items at a time from the general collections, with some exclusions. If any fines are incurred for materials kept beyond the due date, borrowing, and renewing privileges will be suspended until the overdue items are returned and the fines are settled. If any items are lost or damaged, the borrower will be charged for replacement costs and, if applicable, processing fees. All fees and charges must be paid in order to regain borrowing privileges.
Community borrowers are allowed to use designated computers located in Henderson and Lane Libraries on a first-come, first-serve basis. The computers are not located in quiet study areas of the library. Library and university policies on acceptable behavior and use of library resources apply to all library users, including community patrons.
Please be aware of the Georgia Southern University policy regarding Non-Student Minors on Campus.