Building & Borrowing
- Access, Borrowing, & Privileges
- Hours & Contact Information
- Study Rooms, Room Reservation, View a video
- Phones, Faxing, and Scanning
- My GIL Account PIN
- I'm not affiliated with the university. May I use the library?
- I'm not affiliated with the university. May I get a library card and charge materials out?
- How many books can I check out?
- What is the loan period for circulating items?
- How can I renew the books I have checked out?
- May I check out videos?
- May I check out periodicals?
- May I check out headphones?
- There is a problem with my GIL or GIL UC library catalog account. What do I do?
- How can I contact or get information about a particular department or unit in the library?
- Do you offer an email reference service, or how can I contact a reference librarian via email?
- What are the library's hours?
- What are your holiday hours or hours during the academic break?
- What are the hours for Reference service?
- What is the library's location?
- What is the phone number for Circulation/Reference?
- How can I contact a particular staff member who works at the library?
Study Rooms, Room Reservation, View a Video
- Does the library have student individual and group study rooms available?
- What is the key-punch code for the library graduate study rooms?
- Does the library have adaptive technology for students with disabilities?
- Does the library have a presentation practice room?
- Are library classrooms and meeting rooms available for reservation?
- Where can I view videos in the library?
Faxing and Scanning
- Where can I send and receive a fax in the library?
- Where can I scan an image?
- Where can I print in color?
Access, Borrowing, & Privileges
The library is open to the general public. Visitors not affiliated with the university are free to consult materials while in the library. You must have borrower's privileges to check material out. Computer users not registered at VSU are encouraged to save documents on flash drives, CDRs & CDRWs, or send via email attachments to the user's personal email account. For printing, users may purchase Guest Print 1Cards from the 1Card office.
Local residents who are not affiliated with VSU and have research needs that cannot be met by the public library, may apply forcommunity borrower's card.
There is no set limit on the number of materials which may be checked out by currently enrolled fee paid VSU students and currently employed staff and faculty. There are established limits for others. Community borrowers are limited to 10 total items. Retired faculty and staff are limited to 25 total items.
All materials on the third floor have a 28-day charge-out period for students, staff, community borrowers, retirees, and dependents. Faculty have academic-year borrowing privileges on third-floor material. Browsing books, housed on the second floor, have a 14-day charge-out period for all borrowers.
Reserve items have circulation periods varying from one hour within building use to seven days.
Most items can be renewed as long as the title has not been requested by another user. Online renewal is available from the Library's website underneath the left red 'Main Menu' select My Library Account and log into the Renewals Online & Due Dates account. You may also visit either of the Library's Circulation desks on 1st or 2nd floors or telephone (229) 333-5869. You will be asked to provide your VSU 1Card or VSU Institutional ID number.
The library has an extensive collection of videos. Videos located on the third floor and in the second floor Instructional and Fine Arts Materials Collections circulate 28 days, similar to the books. The feature films on "Course Reserves" intended for in-building viewing circulate for only four hours.
Normal library practice is that periodicals and journals do not circulate outside of the building. However with the material in hand, users may visit the 2nd floor Circulation desk staff and explain why an exception should because of a specific need or situation.
Headphones are available for checkout at the Circulation desks by VSU students, staff, and faculty (including South Georgia College Entry Program students). Library users NOT eligible for headphone checkout include GHP students, community borrowers (including alumni), and Valdosta Technical College students.
Contact the Circulation Desk (229-333-5869) for help with GIL or GIL UC library catalog accounts, such as removing holds and blocks from your account, paying fines, or renewing items.
Hours & Contact Information
The library's hours are posted at http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/library/about/hours-of-operation.php. Alternately, you can follow the Hours of Operation link in the upper right corner of the Library's Home Page.
The mailing address is Odum Library, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698. The bottom page Directories and Maps link lists campus maps, parking information and driving directions. This brief Library Physical Access summary has details helpful to persons with disabilities including handicap parking information.
The number for Circulation is (229) 333-5869. Call Circulation for questions concerning loan renewal, fines or library privileges. The number for Reference is (229) 333-7149. Call Reference with any questions concerning the library's holdings or for quick reference service. These numbers and others are listed on the Library's website > Contact Us found underneath the left red "Main Menu" Contact heading.
Consult the library's Staff Contact Directory .
Study Rooms, Room Reservation, View a Video
There are over 20 group study rooms available on a "first come, first serve" basis on the first and third floors of the library. The Circulation II desk, on the first floor, has four additional study rooms available for two-hour checkout, located near the Internet Café. Adaptive technology for students with disabilities is available in rooms 1060 and 1070 as adjacent to the Internet Café.
There are two rooms on the third floor of the library (#3620 and #3626) reserved for graduate student study. The key-punch code for these rooms is available from the Graduate School in the Continuing Education Building (229-222-5694).
Adaptive technology for students with disabilities is available in rooms 1060 and 1070 as adjacent to the Internet Café.
A presentation practice room is located in the 1st floor Media Center. The practice room is equipped with a digital projector, DVD/VHS playback decks, 5 -1 surround sound speaker system as well as a small lectern desk with laptop connection.
The 2nd Floor FAMC Listening Lab located behind the IT Helpdesk has televisions with a VHS tape and DVD players. If those seats are occupied or to arrange group viewing visit the 1st floor Media Center.
Faxing and Scanning
The 2nd floor Circulation Desk provides fax services.
The 1st floor Media Center provides image scanning among many other applications needed when working with digital media.
Color printing, laminating, binding and more is available in the 1st floor Media Center. Check this price list for costs.