Alumni Borrowing

Alumni borrowing is a service available only to graduates of Georgia State University. For $50.00 annually, alumni may borrow any circulating materials from GSU libraries. Alumni must request library borrowing privileges at the time of donation.

Alumni must make a donation of $50.00 or more to the GSU Foundation. After making a donation, donors will receive a GSU Foundation acknowledgement letter and a donor card. Alumni who make their donations in person at the Office of Annual Giving will receive a temporary card that will enable them to borrow library books that same day. Alumni who make donations by a different method must wait 5 – 7 days for their donation to be processed. To activate Law Library borrowing privileges, alumni must bring their donor card to the Law Library Circulation Desk for activation with a barcode. At this time, they must also present photo ID. Borrowing privileges expire at the end of the fiscal year in which the donation was made.

To obtain a donor card, go to either:

Law School Alumni Development Office
6th Floor, Urban Life Building
(404) 413-9020
The Office of Annual Giving
One Park Place, Suite 742(404) 413-3400
Monday-Friday 8:30 – 5:15


Only materials that circulate can be borrowed and taken out of the Law Library. In general, circulating items are one one-volume books. Circulating materials do not include:

  •  all or parts of multi-volume sets (e.g., statutes, casebooks, or digests)
  • looseleafs
  • materials on Reserve
  • materials located in the Reference section
  • materials stamped “library use only”
  • microfiche or microfilm materials
  • periodicals
  • audiovisual materials
  • materials from the Georgia collection

  • Books will be loaned for 21 days (with the possibility of 2 renewals).
  • Fines of 25 cents per day accumulate for overdue materials.
  • Books not returned within 90 days after their due date will be considered “lost.” As such, the borrower will be billed for the replacement cost (or $100 if the cost of the material cannot be determined) plus a $20.00 processing fee.
  • This card does not entitle the borrower to the use of GSU Law Library’s study or conference rooms or the computer lab.
  • Patrons may borrow up to 5 books at a time. If a patron has 1 or more books overdue, borrowing privileges will be revoked until the books are returned and fines are paid.
  • Interlibrary loan privileges are not included with the GSU card.
  • Borrowing privileges will be revoked in the event of misuse.

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