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Services for Retirees, Alumni, and Community

Georgia Southern University Libraries support the University’s mission by providing access to resources designed to meet the scholarly needs of the University and the general public and by promoting independent lifelong learning. Library users are expected to contribute to maintaining an appropriate study atmosphere and to observe library rules and regulations.

Currently the University Libraries are open to Georgia Southern faculty, staff, students, and retirees.

Alumni and Community Use of the GS Libraries in the Fall Semester

Due to COVID-19 and in adherence to social distancing guidelines established by the CDC, GDPH, and USG, the Georgia Southern University Libraries will remain physically open to only Georgia Southern and East Georgia State College faculty, staff and students. We have a very proud tradition of serving our community and we will continue to do so in a virtual environment. All community members and scholars who need assistance with library resources, including special collections and government documents, should visit the Libraries’ website or call the Libraries at the Statesboro campus at 912-478-5647 or at the Armstrong campus at 912-344-3027 to ask questions or to set up virtual appointments. Thank you!


Provision of Library Services to University System of Georgia (USG) Retirees

Retirees of the University System of Georgia are dedicated supporters of the institutions from which they have retired and wish to continue that support in retirement. Many retirees continue research, publishing, and presenting in their retirement, and their works bring value and honor to the USG community of scholarship.

The following three standard library services will be provided to all USG retirees who come to a USG library in person. The three services are:

  1. check out of library materials (with the caveat that the library has discretion over circulating equipment or other special classes of materials);
  2. access to electronic resources while in the library; and
  3. reference help, including the navigation of any location-specific policies or agreements affecting these and other services.

Emeritus/a faculty at USG institutions will be provided full library access (the same as active faculty), including remote access to electronic resources. Emeritus/a faculty should contact their institution’s library for details and credentials for remote access to electronic resources.

As it relates to the above access and services policies, information will be kept up to date, as needed, on USG library and campus websites.

Approved January 9, 2020 by the USG Regents Academic Committee on Libraries and the University System of Georgia Retiree Council

Last updated: 12/1/2020