For more information, please see our Access Services LibGuide.

Library Instruction for Classes | Course Reserves | Borrowing Information | GIL Express | Interlibrary Loan | Materials/Resource Purchase Requests | Scholarly Digital Archive

Library Instruction for Classes

We offer a Library Instruction Program tailored to course curricula and class assignments. Instruction classes are designed to teach information literacy skills and introduce students to effective use of print and electronic sources for research. We would be happy to design a session tailored to your class assignments or work with you to develop assignments that incorporate information literacy skills and library resources. To request an instruction session, please use the Library Instruction Booking Form.

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Course Reserves

Faculty may put print, DVD or electronic materials on reserve for student use. If you wish to place material on reserve, you have three options:

  1. Come by the Circulation Desk with your materials to fill out a Course Reserve Form.
  2. Email the completed Course Reserves Form (PDF) to and drop off your materials at the Circulation Desk.
  3. Print out the completed Course Reserves Form (PDF) and drop it off with your materials at the Circulation Desk.

Remember to retain a Fair Use Checklist for your records. For questions about Course Reserves or the submission of forms and materials, please see our Course Reserves LibGuide or contact:

Stephanie Bennett, Library Technical Assistant/Stacks Manager,

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Borrowing Information

GGC faculty and staff may check out up to 50 GGC items at a time. You must have your Claw Card or a valid, government-issued photo ID to check out items. Loan periods are as follows:

  • GGC Books: 90 days, 2 renewals
  • GGC Popular Fiction/Nonfiction Collection: 14 days, 1 renewal
  • GGC DVDs: 5 days, 1 renewal
  • GIL Express Books: 28 days, 2 renewals

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GIL Express

Print material not available in the GGC collection may be requested from libraries at other USG institutions. Use the GIL-Find Catalog to search for items and login to your library account to enable requests. Please note: articles cannot be requested through GIL Express – see Interlibrary Loan.

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Interlibrary Loan

Materials not available at the Kaufman Library or through GIL Express may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Please ensure an item is not available at GGC or within the USG system before submitting a request.

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Materials/Resource Purchase Requests

To request resource purchases for our collection, please complete the materials request form.

For questions, please contact Vicki Parsons, Head of Collections:

We encourage faculty and staff members to notify the Kaufman Library when they have published material that they would like to see added to the collection. Please indicate in your request if an item is a faculty publication.

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GGC Scholarly Digital Archive

Faculty and staff members are also encouraged to submit their scholarly work to our institutional repository, General Space. Further inquiries may be directed to:

Catherine Downey, Head of Access Services and Information Commons,

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