Loan Policies

  • Loan Periods:

    • Books @ KSU: Due annually on August 31 or upon item recall
    • Books/GIL Express: 28 days
    • Books/Interlibrary Loan: Loan periods are set by the lending library
    • DVDs and 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 per day
    • DVDs & Videos: 2 items

    Contact our Access Services Department for further assistance:

        Sturgis Library at Kennesaw Campus: 470-578-6202

        Johnson Library at Marietta Campus: 470-578-7276

  • Loan Periods

    • Books @ KSU: All books due back at end of current semester
    • Books/GIL Express: 28 days
    • Books/Interlibrary Loan: Loan periods are set by the lending library
    • Laptops: 4 hours/In library use only
    • Course Reserves: 2hr, 3hr, 7 day, class-to-class – At the discretion of course instructor
    • DVDs and Videos: 7 days

    Renewal

    • Books @ KSU: NO Renewals – All books due back at end of current semester
    • Books/GIL Express: 2 Renewals – Library Account
    • Interlibrary Loan: At the discretion of the lending library
    • Laptops: 4 hours/In library use only
    • Course Reserves: 2hr, 3hr, 7 day, class-to-class – at the discretion of course instructor
    • DVDs and Videos: NO renewals

    Maximum Number of Items

    • Books @ KSU: 20
    • Books/GIL Express: 100
    • Books/Interlibrary Loan: 15 items per day
    • Laptops: 1 per student
    • Course Reserves: 2 Items
    • DVDs and Videos: 2 Items

    Special Note

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

    Contact our Access Services Department for further assistance:

        Sturgis Library at Kennesaw Campus: 470-578-6202

        Johnson Library at Marietta Campus: 470-578-7276

  • Loan Periods

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

    Renewal

    • Books @ KSU: 4 renewals – Books can be renewed through the patron’s library account, by phone, or at:
    • Sturgis Library at Kennesaw Campus Check Out Desk (470-578-6202)
    • Johnson Library at Marietta Campus Check Out Desk (470-578-7276)
    • Books/GIL Express: 2 renewals from patron’s library account
    • Interlibrary Loan: At the discretion of the lending library
    • Laptops: 4 hours/In library use only
    • Course Reserves: 2hr, 3hr, 7 day, class-to-class – At the discretion of course instructor
    • DVD’s & Videos: NO renewals

    Maximum Number of Items

    • Books @ KSU: 15 books
    • Books/GIL Express: 100 books
    • Books/Interlibrary Loan: 15 items per day
    • Laptops: 1 per student
    • Course Reserves: 2 items
    • DVDs & Videos: 2 items

    Contact our Access Services Department for further assistance:

        Sturgis Library at Kennesaw Campus: 470-578-6202

        Johnson Library at Marietta Campus: 470-578-7276

  • 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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