Local faculty, staff and resident students (Georgia residents with a PINES library card) can go to Royston Public Library and apply for a UGA borrower's library card for $10. Please allow 7 business days to process the card. It can be renewed for free before the expiration date. The card can be used in the UGA library. More information on use and restrictions for the UGA library card is available here.
GPALS reciprocal library borrowing privileges
Faculty, staff and students can receive a GPALS Borrowers Card from the Director of Library Services to use the facilities of and to borrow circulating materials at any of the GPALS libraries.
Checking Out Materials
All patrons must present a current Emmanuel College identification card to check out materials. Current students, faculty, and staff must obtain their ID card at the beginning of each semester or through Student Life. The complete ID card with photo must be presented to check out materials. Community borrowers will be issued a card at the library Circulation Desk upon registration and payment of a $10.00 fee.
Library patrons may check out materials only on their own ID and may not check out materials for someone else.
Loan Periods, Renewals and Recalls
Students may check check out a maximum for 15 books for 45 days with NO renewal. All books MUST be turned in by the last day of classes to avoid fines.
Community patrons may check books out for 14 days.You may renew items once and are limited to a maximum of 10 books.
Restricted materials: Reference materials, periodicals, CDs, videos, DVDs and Reserve Materials are library use only.
Recalls: The Library may recall immediately any material needed for reserve use. Recalled items should be returned in two business days or by the date specified in the recall notice. Your cooperation is appreciated in the prompt return of materials which have been recalled. Recall notices will be sent by email.
Fines and Lost Book Charges
For community patrons fines for overdue materials are $0.25 per day/per item. A maximum fine is set per item and does not exceed the total cost of the item. Additional materials may not be checked out until fines are settled.
Students who have outstanding library materials will have their account locked until the items are returned and any associated fines are paid. Generally, overdue books incur a processing/late fee of $15.00 per book.
Items that are not returned or renewed will be assumed to be lost and the borrower will be billed for their replacement. For lost materials borrowers are charged for the replacement cost of the item ($35.00 per item, on average) plus a processing fee ($15.00). The bill for a lost item may be adjusted if the actual cost of replacement can be determined.
The borrower is responsible for materials returned in a damaged condition. Charges for damaged materials may include either repair or replacement costs.
Inter-Library Loan (ILL)
Books not available at the Emmanuel College Library may be requested through Inter-Library Loan. This service is available only to current student, staff, faculty, and administration whose library account is not restricted.