Augusta University faculty, staff and students must present a valid JagCard to borrow items and use other library privileges. Other users with borrowing privileges must present a valid picture ID and their user card. Items will be loaned only to the person to whom the ID card is issued.
The chart below details the standard loan periods and fines. Full time faculty may check out books from Reese Library's general collection and government information for the academic year with no renewals
Fines are assessed to ensure prompt return of items. Charges and fines are cumulative. They are not erased at the end of a semester or academic year. Check your library GIL account regularly. You are responsible for returning or renewing library items whether or not you receive an overdue notice.
University regulations require that all payments due for lost items and unpaid fines/fees be reported to the University Registrar at the close of each semester. Students who have not settled their library accounts before the end of the semester will not be permitted to graduate, to register for a subsequent semester, or to secure a transcript of their record at the University until such accounts are settled. Reese Library accepts cash, check, and online payments at bit.ly/reesemall
|Item Type||Loan Period||Renew?||Fines|
|Regular (books, government documents)||28 days||twice**||$.35/day*|
|DVD, VHS||3 days||no||$.35/day*|
|Reserve items (hourly)||2 hrs - In library
2 hrs - Overnight
4 hrs - In library
|Reserve items (daily)||1/3/7 days||no||$5.00/day|
|Bound Journals||3 days||no||$.35/day|
|Current Journals, Periodicals, Reference, Special Collections, Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society, Reese Room||Library Use Only||n/a||n/a|
|Dry erase marker/eraser||4 hrs||twice||$.35/hr*|
*When the fine reaches $10.00 a replacement charge is added to the patron's account.
Faculty, staff, and students must present their JagCard to borrow library items. You are responsible for all items checked out on your card. JagCards and borrowed items should be kept in a secure location and never loaned to others. A lost JagCard should be reported immediately to Public Safety and the JagCard office.
All circulation notices will be sent to Augusta University affiliates by JagMail only. Users should also check their GIL accounts regularly. Notices will be mailed to non-Augusta University affiliates. Changes of address should be reported to the library immediately.
Failure to receive notification does not relieve the borrower of the obligation to return items when they are due. The Library is not responsible for undelivered mail.
|Borrower||Present Upon Check Out||Application Procedure||Expiration Date of Card||Book Limit|
|Augusta University Full-time Faculty||Augusta University ID||Fill out application form.||End of Spring
|Augusta University Part-time (or
|Valid Augusta University ID||Fill out application form.||End of semester||50|
|Augusta University Staff||Valid Augusta University ID||Fill out application form.||End of Spring semester||30|
|Augusta University Students||Valid Augusta University ID||Fill out application form.||End of semester||30|
|Joint Enrollment High
|Valid Augusta University ID||Fill out application form.||End of semester||30|
|Retired Augusta University Faculty and Staff||Valid Augusta University ID||Fill out application form.||End of Spring semester||5|
|Augusta University Alumni||Augusta University Alumni card and picture ID||Fill out application form.||No Expiration||5|
|President's Club||Special library
|Verify from updated President's Club list. Fill out
|Augusta University Dependents||special
|Faculty or staff member fill out application form for
spouse or high school age children.
|Community Users (18
years or over)
|Valid Augusta University
card and picture
|Display picture ID. Fill out application form.
|One year from date of application||5|
|Paine College Faculty,
Staff and Students
|Valid Paine ID||Fill out application form.||End of calendar year||30|
|Faculty, Staff, and
Students from the
University System of
|Valid picture ID||Verified through the Voyager System||Voyager System will
supply and verify
|Students under college
|N/A||May not borrow (unless Joint Enrolled or Augusta University
|Faculty from Augusta Area Technical School||Valid Augusta Tech ID||Display a valid faculty ID from Augusta Area
Technical School. Fill out application form.
|June 1st of current
|Augusta University Continuing Education
Faculty and Adult Students
|Valid Augusta University
|Display letter from Continuing Education teacher or
administrator requesting that individuals be granted
library privileges for class purposes. Fill out
|End of the semester
|State Institutions and
Board of Education
|Valid Augusta University
|Display letter from employer asking that employee
be granted library privileges for business
purposes. Fill out application form.
|1 year from
Residents of the Augusta-Richmond County area who are 18 years or older may obtain a Community User card at the Information Desk. Community Borrower memberships may be purchased in three month intervals for $10 per interval. The card entitles the user to check out up to a total of five (5) items from the University Libraries. Users must agree to conform to the rules and regulations of the library.
Please see the Community User Borrowers policy for a complete outline of the Community Borrower privileges.
Reese Library provides computers for educational research to Augusta University students, faculty and staff.
The University Libraries provide unfiltered Internet access to information. The library collection contains legitimate academic images of anatomy and sexuality that some people may find objectionable. Therefore, a consent form is required.
Furthermore, it is against the law and Augusta University policy for anyone to use the Internet for any illegal purpose, such as the distribution of obscene materials to minors.
Augusta University reserves the right to revoke library privileges to those persons who fail to follow the rules of the University Libraries, and to remove such persons if necessary. Parents or guardians will be held responsible for any fees imposed on a minor pursuant to the rules of the libraries and for any damage to the libraries or their collections caused by said minor. The Libraries are not responsible for the safety or security of a minor beyond normal public safety standards. See the policy document here
All patrons must exit via the security gates at the main door. If the alarm sounds, library staff is required to determine the cause. All books, backpacks, brief cases, bags, and etc., will be checked.
Reese Library has five group study rooms and three presentation rooms that are available for Augusta University students, faculty, and staff. These rooms are now only able to be checked out online, [http://gru.libcal.com]. Only the available hours for each room will be listed. The presentation rooms contain a computer and 42” flat screen monitor. The presentation rooms are limited to two hour checkouts per day, per person. The group study rooms are limited to a three hour checkout per day, per person. If a person is more than 10 minutes late for their reservation, the reservation is no longer valid and any future reservation for that day may be canceled.
Laptop computers are available with two renewals for checkout by Augusta University students with a valid JagCard. Laptops checkout is available at the Reese Library Information Desk for 7 days. Return the laptop to an Information Desk Staff member to ensure your account has been cleared as you will remain responsible for the laptop until it is checked in.
Laptops can be used anywhere on the Augusta University campuses. Wireless Internet access works in almost all buildings. Laptops may be used at home, but wireless access depends entirely on the user performing all required configuration and setup. Be sure to log-on to the laptop before leaving campus. Contact ITS (Information Technology Services) Helpdesk for assistance at (706)721-4000.
NOTE: All laptops are loaded with software to prevent changes. BE SURE TO SAVE YOUR WORK to media outside the laptop before turning it off.
Laptop usage guidelines/responsibilities:
Seven day loan period with two renewals.
Late charges $5.00 per day
Student must wait 24 hours to check out another laptop if at least 2 laptops are not available for checkout.
Habitual lateness may result in a suspension of Library privileges. This will be determined at the discretion of the Access Services Librarian and will be based on the amount of accrued overdue days; as well as how often this occurs.
The student is responsible for returning all parts of the laptop in good working order and will be held responsible for repair and/or replacement of any laptop not working upon return. Replacement cost will be determined at the time of loss or damage, up to the cost to replace the entire laptop, plus a processing charge of $15.00. If you encounter any problem while the laptop is in your possession, please let the Information Desk Staff member know when you return the laptop.
At this time, printing from the laptops is unavailable. To print, save your work to a CDR or USB flash drive and print from any Summerville campus computer lab.
Do NOT leave the laptop unattended on campus or loan it to others.
Do NOT depend on the laptop clock for timing the return of a laptop to the Information Desk.
Do NOT expose the devices to temperature extremes, water, etc.
Do NOT load additional software or tamper with the existing hardware or software on devices.
Students using Augusta University electronic devices are subject to the Information Systems Security and Computer Usage Policy.
Misuse of devices or non-compliance with written usage policies may result in loss of check out privileges.
Calculators checkout for 1 day and can be renewed twice.
Headphones checkout for 4 hours and can be renewed twice.