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New Students

Over 1.5 million people come through Georgia State University Library’s doors each year. It provides students with access to extensive information resources, assistance with research, state-of-the-art technology and a comfortable space to meet, learn and relax in. With a beautiful space, modern technology, supportive library staff and unlimited resources, the Georgia State University Library is truly universal on campus. It is the center that unites the entire university community.


This page is designed to give new students the basic information necessary to access the library and its resources.

Getting into the Library

  • There are two entrances to the library: one in Library North, and one in Library South. See our map for directions.
  • Turnstiles are installed at Library entrances to allow for quick and convenient access by GSU-affiliated students with a valid PantherCard. Anyone without a PantherCard is required to enter through Library North, and register with the security guard by presenting a photo ID, signing-in, and stating the reason for the visit. For more information, please read our Library Access Policy.

Using the Library

  • Go to the CampusID help page to active your CampusID, change or reset your password. You’ll need your CampusID to:
  • Your LibraryID is a 7 character code beginning with the letters E, S, or O, which can be found on the back of your Panther Card. You’ll need your LibraryID to request books from other libraries and to manage your Library Account.

Getting Help

Student Employment

Information regarding student employment opportunities in the Library can be found on the Library’s Employment webpage.

Opportunities are available in most areas of the Library including Facilities, Interlibrary Loan, Public Services and Special Collections. Titles may include:

  • Student Assistants (General)
  • Work Study and Pantherworks Student Assistants – Must be awarded federal funds through the Financial Aid office.
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Internship

    For additional information please contact the Library’s Human Resources atliblao@gsu.edu or 404-413-2700.


We also provide information specific to undergraduate students and graduate students.


Note: The College of Law also provides the campus with its own library. More information is available at http://law.gsu.edu/library/