From Georgia Tech
Your Buzzcard is your Library card.
To check out items at the Georgia Tech Library, bring your Buzzcard to the Library Services Desk, located on the first floor West Wing of the Library.
Regular check out for undergraduates is one semester. Books will be due at the end of the current semester unless noted or recalled by another patron.
You are guaranteed use of your books for 21 days. If your item is recalled by another patron, please return it to the Library Services Desk by the new recall due date to avoid fines.
Books received through GIL Express or Interlibrary Loan may also be picked up at the Library Services Desk Desk.
Visit the Graduate & Undergraduate Borrowing Privileges page for more information about borrowing from the Georgia Tech Library.
From Other Libraries in Georgia
Items from other University System of Georgia (USG) Libraries and Emory's Main Library (Woodruff) may be checked out in person at these libraries using your Buzzcard. Items from USG libraries may be returned directly to the library where they were checked out or to the Georgia Tech Library Services Desk. Items from Emory's library should be returned directly to Emory.
You may borrow items in person from other area university libraries including:
Before you visit one of these libraries to check out items, you should visit the Circulation Desk at Georgia Tech to obtain an Inter Library User (ILU) card. Items checked out from these institutions should be returned directly to the institutions.
Visit the Borrowing & Requesting from Other Libraries page for more information.
In order to search the library's holdings for books and other media, use the Georgia Tech Catalog.
Using the GT Library Catalog you can:
If Georgia Tech does not own a book you need, you can see if the item is available in the GIL Universal Catalog, which searches the holdings of the 35 University System of Georgia Libraries.
If you find a book available in the GIL that is held by another library, you can place a GIL Express Request on it to have it delivered to our library for free.
If you need a book that is not available from Georgia Tech or from the University System of Georgia, you can use the Interlibrary Loan System ILLiad to make a request to have the item loaned from another library.
The time it takes to obtain an Interlibrary Loan item varies, so make sure to make your request early!