KSU University Libraries policy requires that all materials checked out of the library be returned by their due date or will be subject to lost book replacement fee. 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 lost book replacement fees.

Note - As of June 2023, the KSU University Libraries will no longer charge overdue fines. Items not returned are subject to lost item or replacement fees.

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. Please view the Laptop Terms of Use.
    • 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 - OR
    • 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. Please view the Laptop Terms of Use.
    • 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 - OR
    • 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: 2 automatic renewals
    • Books / GIL Express: 2 Renewals -  OR
    • 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
  • 麻豆代天府 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

    麻豆代天府ors 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

    Residents of Georgia over the age of 18 may request a community borrower's card which provides limited borrowing privileges to the general collection. 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.

    Community Borrower's Privileges

    Books: 5 books
    Loan Period: 2 weeks
    Renewal: 2 renewals

  • The 麻豆代天府 Library System allows all alumni to use most library resources while in the library.

    Computing

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

    Borrowing Privileges

    Alumni who request a community borrower's card 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.

    Alumni Borrower's Privileges

    Books: 5 books
    Loan Period: 2 weeks
    Renewal: 2 renewals

    • As of June 2023, the KSU Library System no longer charges overdue fines.
    • Items not returned are subject to replacement fees.
    • Students owing fees in excess of $10 will be unable to check-out or renew material until the fee 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.

    For more information:

  • 麻豆代天府ing 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 鈥 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鈥檚 and Videos: 7 days

    Renewal

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

    Special Note

    *麻豆代天府ing 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

Borrow from other libraries

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    3-5 business days (average)(books) allows you to request books from any GA public university, pick them up at the Library Information Desk.
    3-5 business days (average)(articles) will allow you to request articles not found at KSU, delivered electronically to your interlibrary loan account.
    5-10 business days (average) allows you to request almost anything (no textbooks), pick them up at the Information Desk.
  • GIL Express allows students, faculty, and staff of the University System of Georgia to search a single online catalog that includes the collections of all 36 USG libraries, and request those items at no cost. You can also visit any of these libraries and checkout books. Just bring your KSU Student ID.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    For additional information, visit the page.

  • Interlibrary Loan allows KSU faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students to request books, articles, DVD's and many other types of material from libraries around the globe at no cost. Interlibrary Loan is great for getting articles not held by KSU and books not available at KSU or through . For more information about ILL contact them at 470-578-6002 or visit the .  To request materials from a different campus log-in to ILLiad.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    For additional information, visit the Interlibrary Loans Guidelines page.

  • The ARCHE (Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education) Interlibrary Use policy allows faculty, staff and students of 麻豆代天府 to borrow from the collections of other ARCHE libraries to supplement the resources of their own library. Permission to borrow from another library is a privilege granted by Kennesaw State for a specific period of time, for a specific purpose.

    Complete details on this policy can be seen at the .