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Access Services at the Daniel J. Kaufman Library & Learning Center: ARCHE

ARCHE FAQs

What is ARCHE?

  • ARCHE is the acronym for the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education.
  • Members include 20 public and private colleges and universities in the Atlanta region.  
  • The libraries of these institutions collaborate to share their vast collections of eligible library materials via GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan. 
  • GGC students, faculty, and staff may request an ARCHE card for a specific ARCHE library that will enable them to visit that library and check out materials and return them there. 
    • This is a privilege granted by the home library for a specific period of time, for a specific purpose.

How do I get an ARCHE card?

  • Come to the Circulation Desk in the Kaufman Library.
  • Present your Claw Card and specify which ARCHE library you will be visiting.
  • You will be issued the appropriate Student or Faculty/Staff ARCHE Card.
  • Be sure to sign the card and add your local address.
  • Your GGC I. D.# (your 9000 or 9001#) must also be on the card.
  • Your library account must be in good standing (no fines/fees, blocks, overdues, or lost status items) to get an ARCHE card.

How do I check out materials at the ARCHE library I've chosen?

  • Present your ARCHE and Claw Cards at the ARCHE library.
  • Follow all rules and regulations at the ARCHE library.  These may include limits on the number and types of items that may be checked out.
  • Faculty members are not entitled to special privileges or extended loan periods at other institutions.

When does my ARCHE card expire?

  • GGC Students:  At the end of the current semester.
  • GGC Faculty/Staff:  One year after the card is issued.