KSU Library policy requires that all materials checked out of the library be returned by their due date or be subject to fines. Patrons that receive a borrowing period for the full academic year must physically return materials by their due date before checking them out again. Failure to do so will result in overdue fines.

Borrow & Renew @ KSU

  • Loan Periods

    • Books @ KSU: 28 days
    • Books / GIL Express: 28 days
    • Books / Interlibrary Loan: Loan periods set by the lending library
    • Laptops: 4 hours / In library use only
    • Course Reserves: 2hr, 3hr, 7day, class-to-class - At the discretion of course instructor.

    Renewal

    • Books @ KSU: Up to 3 Renewals - Library Account, Sturgis Library Check Out (470-578-6202), Johnson Library Check Out (470-578-7276) OR Library Information Desk
    • Books / GIL Express: 2 Renewals - Library Account OR GIL Express Account
    • Interlibrary Loan: At the discretion of the lending Library
    • Laptops: 4 hours / In library use only.
    • Course Reserves: 2hr, 3hr, 7day, class-to-class - At the discretion of course instructor

    Maximum Number of Items

    • Books @ KSU: 30 Books
    • Books / GIL Express: 100
    • Books / Interlibrary Loan: 15 items
    • Laptops: 1 per student
    • Course Reserves: 2 Items
  • Loan Periods

    • Books @ KSU: one semester
    • Books / GIL Express: 28 days
    • Books / Interlibrary Loan: Loan periods set by the lending library
    • Laptops: 4 hours / In library use only
    • Course Reserves: 2hr, 3hr, 7day, class-to-class - At the discretion of course instructor.
    • DVD's & Videos: 7 days

    Renewal

    • Books @ KSU: No renewals, can borrow for one semester
    • Books / GIL Express: 2 Renewals - Library Account OR GIL Express Account
    • Interlibrary Loan: At the discretion of the lending Library
    • Laptops: 4 hours / In library use only.
    • Course Reserves: 2hr, 3hr, 7day, class-to-class - At the discretion of course instructor
    • DVD's & Videos: 7 days - no renewals

    Maximum Number of Items

    • Books @ KSU: 30
    • Books / GIL Express: 100
    • Books / Interlibrary Loan: 30 items
    • Laptops: 1 per student
    • Course Reserves: 2 Items
    • DVDs & Videos: 2 Items

    Special Note

    Graduate Ph.D students please identify yourselves at check-out to have your account marked accordingly.

  • Loan Periods

    • Books @ KSU: Due annually on August 31 or upon item recall
    • Books / GIL Express: 28 days
    • Books / Interlibrary Loan: Loan periods set by the lending library.
    • DVD's & Videos: 7 days

    Renewal

    • Books @ KSU: NO Renewals – All books are due annually on August 31 or upon item recall
    • Books / GIL Express: 2 Renewals - Library Account OR GIL Express Account
    • Books / Interlibrary Loan: At the discretion of the lending Library
    • DVDs & Videos: No renewals

    Maximum Number of Items

    • Books @ KSU: 100
    • Books / GIL Express: 100
    • Books / Interlibrary Loan: 30 items
    • DVDs & Videos: 2
  • Kennesaw State University Libraries are open to the public. There is no need to sign-in or sign-up for anything in order to visit our library and use most library resources while in the library.

    Computing

    Visitors to KSU can use a guest computer in each of our libraries (2 hour limit). All other computers are for KSU student use and require student log-in. Guests cannot access library resources from off-campus.

    Borrowing Privileges

    Any Visitor to KSU who does not have a student, faculty or staff affiliation with a University System of Georgia school must join our Friends of the Library program to borrow material. Friends of the Library DOES NOT include remote access to electronic resources OR borrowing services such as Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and GIL Express. Ask your local public library about requesting materials through their ILL service.

    FOL Membership Privileges

    Books: 3 books
    Loan Period: 2 weeks
    Renewal: 1 renewal

    You will need the following:

    • Friends of the Library Borrowing Card
    • Picture ID
  • The Kennesaw State University Library System allows all alumni to use most library resources while in the library, however, we ask that you become a member of our Friends of the Library program if you are interested in checking out books.

    Computing

    Alumni can use their NetID and password to log on to computers in the library as long as it’s still active (for up to 3 semesters after graduation). Visitors without a NetID are welcome to use the guest computer. Alumni or guests cannot access library resources from off-campus.

    Borrowing Privileges

    Alumni who become members of Friends of the Library are provided with limited borrowing privileges. These privileges DO NOT include remote access to electronic resources OR borrowing services such as Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and GIL Express. Ask your local public library about requesting materials through their ILL service.

    FOL Membership Privileges

    Books: 3 books
    Loan Period: 2 weeks
    Renewal: 1 renewal

    You will need the following:

    • Friends of the Library Borrowing Card
    • Picture ID
    • Overdue fines accrue at the rate of $0.50 per book, per day.
    • Maximum fine of $35 per item.
    • Students owing fines in excess of $10 will be unable to check-out or renew material until the fine is paid.
    • Delinquent accounts may result in an administrative hold that could prevent registration for future terms and possibly graduation.
    • Lost or Damaged Items:  Replacement cost determined by library, a $35 processing fee and applicable overdue fees.
    • List of Fees and Fines
  • Visiting scholars with KSU IDs may borrow materials from the KSU Library System during their stay at the University. There are different loan periods for short-term visitors (6 months or less) and long-term visitors (7 months or more).

    Loan Periods

    • Books @ KSU: Short-term visitors-2 weeks | Long-term visitors – Due annually on August 31 or upon item recall
    • Books/GIL Express: *Only for long-term visitors*- 28 days
    • Books/Interlibrary Loan: *Only for long-term visitors*- Loan periods are set by the lending library
    • DVD’s and Videos: 7 days

    Renewal

    • Books @ KSU: Short-term visitor-3 renewals | Long-term visitors-NO Renewals – Due annually on August 31 or upon item recall
    • Books/GIL Express: *Only for long-term visitors*-2 Renewals – Library Account OR GIL Express Account
    • Books/Interlibrary Loan: *Only for long-term visitors* At the discretion of the lending library
    • DVD’s & Videos: NO renewals

    Maximum Number of Items

    • Books @ KSU: 3 for short term visitors | 20 for long term visitors
    • Books/GIL Express: *Only for long-term visitors* - 100
    • Books/Interlibrary Loan: *Only for long-term visitors*-15 items per day
    • DVD’s & Videos: 2 items

    Special Note

    *Visiting Scholars, please complete the online request form to have your library account created and get access to online resources.

    Contact our Access Services Department for further assistance:

    • Sturgis Library at Kennesaw Campus: 470-578-6202
    • Johnson Library at Marietta Campus: 470-578-7276

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