Faculty Borrowing

For information regarding part-time, adjunct, and temporary faculty, see the note below.

Material Type Loan Period Renewals Overdue Fine Notes
Books 1 calendar year 2 n / a Recalls will alter due dates
Reserve Books 2 hours, 3 days, or 1 week (at professor’s discretion) 0 n / a
CDs 2 weeks 1 n / a
DVDs and VHS 2 weeks 1 n / a DVD Limit: 5
Reserve CDs, DVDs 6 hours 0 n / a In Library use only.
Periodicals 2 hours 0 n / a
Periodicals from Storage 3 days 0 n / a
Reference Materials Ask at Research Support Desk n / a n / a
GIL Express Materials 4 weeks 2 At the discretion of the lending USG institution See About GIL Express
Emory Materials 4 weeks 2 Ask at checkout Show your GSU ID card to borrow items from all Emory libraries.
ARCHE materials Ask at checkout Ask at checkout Ask at checkout Obtain special borrower’s card at Library North User Services desk to borrow items from ARCHE libraries.


  • Part-time faculty and adjunct faculty are granted the same loan periods as graduate students.
  • Adjunct faculty and part-time faculty not automatically entered into the Library’s circulation system must bring a letter from their department on departmental letterhead stating that they are teaching during the current semester. The letter may be presented to any employee at the User Services Desk (Library North 1).
  • Part-time adjuncts and temporary faculty have no library privileges.
  • Retiree faculty have the same borrowing privileges they had as a full time faculty. They will need to present their “Retiree” panthercard when checking out items at the User Services desk.
  • More information on how to renew items.
  • For more information contact the User Services Desk: 404-413-2820 / Email