Circulation and Reserve Services – Shorter University

The Shorter University Library’s circulation and services support the research needs of current students, faculty, and staff of Shorter University. Shorter University alumni retain library privileges for all services except interlibrary loan. Residents of Floyd County may apply for community access which gives limited access to the collection and services of the Shorter University Library by completing a registration card and presenting their Georgia Driver’s License.

The loan period for books is four weeks. Materials may be renewed unless they are needed by another patron; materials may be renewed over the phone once with the valid library ID number and barcode off of the item needing renewal.

Fines for overdue books are five cents per day with a maximum fine of $5.00 per book. Fines for other library materials accrue at higher and varying rates depending on the type of material (e.g. reserves, periodicals).

The GALILEO password changes at the beginning of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The current GALILEO password can be found on the library’s SCHOLAR page. Alumni and community patrons should contact their local public library for the GALILEO password.

PLEASE NOTE: While there is a core set of databases that is available on GALILEO to all libraries, you will find that the databases available on GALILEO vary from library to library, particularly among public libraries and academic libraries.

Reference books do not circulate.

CDs, DVDs, and other audiovisual materials may be checked out for a week at a time. Listening and viewing stations are also available in the library.

Provided a reservation has been made with a librarian, some audio-visual equipment may be checked out to students for classroom use. The library’s audio-visual collection includes the following: a laptop, projectors, a screen, an easel, and some AV cords.

Photocopies and microfilm copies are $.03 a page, $.06 for double-sided copies.