Loan Periods - The loan period is 28 days. Alumni are allowed to borrow 5 books at a time. As soon as a book is returned, another may be borrowed. The borrower is responsible for all items checked out in his/her name until those items are discharged and cleared from the library account. Books may be recalled by other library patrons. The loan period of recalled items is shortened and the items cannot be renewed.
Renewals - There is no limit on the number of times an item may be renewed as long as no one else has requested it. Items may be renewed online by accessing your library account.
Notices - Courtesy notices, overdue notices, recall overdue notices and fine bills are sent by email. These notices are sent as a courtesy. Failure to receive a notice does not absolve the borrower from responsibility for overdue fines and/or other library fees. Overdue items, outstanding fines or other obligations may result in the suspension of library privileges. Updating a patron's address with any other department of the University does not automatically update the Libraries' record. Please notify the Access Services Department of address changes.
Alumni library privileges do not entitle the borrower to library services such as Interlibrary Loan, Course Reserves, or other restricted library collections. Due to licensing agreements and vendor restrictions, Alumni borrowers do not have remote access to GALILEO through the Valdosta State University. Alumni who are also residents of Georgia should contact their local public library for GALILEO access information.
For assistance, please contact the Circulation Department:
Students, Staff, and Faculty will have to swipe their VSU 1 Card for access after 10:00 PM. This means between the hours of 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM Sunday through Friday morning patrons must swipe a valid 1 Card to gain access to the library. After 2:00 AM patrons must use the south entrance card swipe to gain access to the Internet Café and Periodical Room.
Contact the Circulation Librarian for more info.
The Odum Library is a Federal Depository Library.