Georgia Highlands College

Circulation Policy

Borrowing privileges for materials in the Georgia Highlands College libraries are extended to enrolled students, faculty and staff, and many members of the community.

Students with a valid college ID, picture ID, and/or proof of enrollment may checkout up to 20 books from the general collection. Other circulating items have varying circulation periods based upon the type of item, for instance, Poptitles (the popular fiction and non-fiction collection) only circulate for two weeks. Circulation of Reserve items is determined by the instructor(s) who placed the item(s) on reserve with circulation periods varying from In-House Use Only to 14 Days. Students may not check out newspapers, periodicals, reference books, and audiovisual materials.

Faculty and Staff with a valid college ID or picture ID may check out most materials in the Georgia Highlands College Library with the exception of some periodical and reference titles.

Community Users include:

  • All students (junior high age or older with an ID) and all faculty of local schools, both public and private.

  • All persons living in the 10 county Georgia Highlands College service area (Bartow, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk, and Cherokee County, AL).

  • All members of the Georgia Highlands College Foundation.

  • All Georgia Highlands College Alumni.

Other borrowing privileges are extended through GIL Express to all currently enrolled University System of Georgia (USG) students and current faculty and staff working for those USG institutions. Specifics of GIL Express can be found by reviewing the information at http://www.highlands.edu/academics/library/catalogs/introducingGIL.htm



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