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Access Services at the Daniel J. Kaufman Library & Learning Center: Borrowing and Renewing

Renewing Library Materials

Online (GGC Students, Faculty, and Staff):

  1. Go to the Kaufman Library home page.
  2. In the top right-hand corner, click on My Account.
  3. In the yellow section, click on Sign in.
  4. In the Log in as box, click on Students, Faculty, & Staff.
  5. Log in with your GGC login credentials (the same user I.D. and password you use for email, etc.)
  6. A list of items that you currently have checked out will appear. 
  7. Locate the item you wish to renew.  
  8. If the status of the item says it's renewable, you will be able to click on the check box next to that item. 
  9. Click on Renew Selected.  (Note:  You also have the option to renew all your items at once if they are all eligible for renewal.)
  10. When renewed, a new due date for your item(s) will appear.
  11. Don't forget to sign out!

In Person (Kaufman Library materials only; all patrons):

  1. Come to the Circulation Desk of the Kaufman Library.
  2. Bring all the materials you wish to renew.
  3. An Access Services staff person will assist you.

Please Note:  Library materials cannot be renewed by phone.

Loan Periods

GGC Students:

  • GGC Books:  28 days with two renewals
  • GGC Popular Fiction/Nonfiction Collection:  14 days with one renewal
  • GGC DVDs:  5 days with one renewal
  • GGC Course Reserve Items:  varies (usually two hours with in-library-use only)
  • GIL Express Books:  28 days with two renewals
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials:  varies with the lender
  • Laptops and iPads:  some can be checked out for 7 days; others can be checked out for 4 hours 
  • Media Equipment (video cameras, digital still cameras, microphones, tripods):  7 days
  • May check out up to 15 GGC items at a time

GGC Faculty and Staff:

  • GGC Books:  90 days with two renewals
  • GGC Popular Fiction/Nonfiction Collection:  14 days with one renewal
  • GGC DVDs:  5 days with one renewal
  • GGC Course Reserve Items (Faculty Members only):  as needed
  • GIL Express Books:  28 days with two renewals
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials:  varies with the lender
  • Laptops and iPads:  some can be checked out for 7 days; others can be checked out for 4 hours 
  • Media Equipment:  7 days
  • May check out up to 50 GGC items at a time

University System of Georgia Students, Faculty, and Staff:

  • GGC Books:  28 days with two renewals (GIL Express or as a walk-up patron)
  • GGC DVDs:   5 days with one renewal (walk-up patron only; return to GGC in person!)

GGC Campus Partners (Aramark and Sodexo employees working on the GGC Campus):

  • GGC Books:  28 days with two renewals​
  • GGC Popular Fiction/Nonfiction Collection:  14 days with one renewal
  • GGC DVDs:  5 days with one renewal

Gwinnett County Public Library and Gwinnett Technical College Patrons:

What happens if I have an overdue book or DVD?

GGC Students:

  • You cannot renew items, check out additional library materials, or make a GIL Express request.
  • Requests for Interlibrary Loan materials cannot be honored until the GGC or GIL Express items are returned.
  • You are blocked in BANNER and cannot register for classes, get your grades, obtain a transcript, or be cleared for graduation.

GGC Faculty and Staff:

  • You cannot renew items, check out additional library materials, or make a GIL Express request.
  • Requests for Interlibrary Loan materials cannot be honored until the GGC or GIL Express items are returned.

University System of Georgia Students, Faculty, and Staff:

  • You cannot renew items, check out additional library materials, or make a GIL Express request.
  • You may be blocked in BANNER at your home school (students) or be unable to make Interlibrary Loan requests at your home school.

GGC Campus Partners (Aramark and Sodexo):

  • You cannot renew items or check out additional library materials.

Gwinnett County Public Library and Gwinnett Technical College Patrons:

Long Overdue Items (also known as "Lost Status"):

  • Replacement and processing fees are attached to your account.  These will be removed when you return the library materials in good condition.
  • "Lost Status" items must be returned to the GGC Library and checked back in before a patron can check them out again.

FYI

Media Equipment 

  • Items available for check-out include laptops and iPads (7-day and 4-hour), video cameras, digital cameras, microphones, and tripods.
  • Prior to check-out, patrons are required to read and sign a GGC Media Equipment Borrowing Agreement and Disclaimer form.  
  • For more information about media equipment, click here.

GIL Express

  • GIL Express books cannot be renewed at the Circulation Desk.  They must be renewed online.  If that option is not available, they must be returned.  They can then be reordered as a new request.

Reference

  • Reference books cannot be checked out.  They must be used inside the library.

Textbooks

  • The Kaufman Library does not usually purchase current textbooks.  Check the Kaufman Library catalog to see if yours is available.
  • Your professor may have put a copy of your textbook on course reserve.  Check the library catalog under "Course Reserves."
  • Current textbooks cannot be requested through Interlibrary Loan.