Returned books are being quarantined for 4 days before being checked in. Please return Lost or Recalled books to the Circulation Desk for immediate check-in.

Borrowing Information

Use the online GIL-Find Catalog to search for a book at one of the UGA Libraries or at another University System of Georgia library. Login to your library account to make a request and choose a pickup location. All eligible students, faculty and staff can request delivery of eligible circulating books from the UGA Libraries, as well as from other libraries in the University System of Georgia.

Books can be returned to any library location on the Athens campus except the Miller Learning Center and the Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building.

Renewing Library Materials

Items are automatically renewed twice but may also be renewed online, in person or by phone at the Main, Science, and Curriculum Materials Libraries.

Library materials will not be renewed if:

  • an item has been recalled for another researcher 
  • the library account is restricted for some reason
  • an item is overdue
  • the item has been renewed twice


Loan Information


Loan period
(*Standard Items)


Place Recall

Book Limit
Undergraduates 28 Days $1.00/day for recalled items Yes No
Graduates 125 Days $1.00/day for recalled items Yes No
Faculty 1 year $1.00/day for recalled items Yes No
Staff  28 Days $1.00/day for recalled items Yes No
USG/GIL Express 28 Days $2.50/day for recalled items No No
Alumni 28 Days $0.25 per day per overdue item
$1.00/day for recalled items
No Yes (5)
Other Borrowers 28 Days $0.25 per day per overdue item
$1.00/day for recalled items
No Yes (5)

*Non-standard items include: the Leisure Collection, periodicals, microforms, newspapers, rare books, and technology lending items, i.e. laptops, cameras, tablets, etc.


Contact Information

Main Library

Science Library

Curriculum Materials Library