Darton State College Library | Borrowing Regulations for Students
Borrowing Regulations for Students
You must present your Darton Library/ID Card in order to borrow materials.
The Darton Library/ID Card is nontransferable and is valid at the Circulation Desk.
If your Darton Library/ID Card is lost or stolen, notify the Circulation Desk as soon as possible.
Normally, books charged to Students have a loan period of 28 days (4 Weeks).
A patron is responsible for all items checked out in his/her name until those items clear our Circulation Desk. Books from the Darton State College Library may no longer be left in the Dougherty County Public Library book drops. There is an after hours book drop located near the front doors of the Darton State College Library for print books only.
Regular overdue fines are 10 cents per day per item. Books are due by closing on the date that appears on the patron’s record. Overdue fines are not charged for dates that the Library is closed.
Failure to receive notice of fines and overdue notices does not absolve one from library obligations. Overdue items, outstanding fines or other obligations may result in the suspension of library privileges and/or the flagging of College records. For further information please see FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS TO THE COLLEGE.
Updating a patron’s address with any other department of the College does not automatically update the Library's record, therefore, the patron is responsible for notifying the Circulation Desk if his/her address changes.
As long as a book has not been recalled or put on hold items may be renewed two times by bringing them into the library or by going to http://gilfind.darton.edu/ (opens new window) and viewing account information (see Video how-to for Darton Library Account PIN and GALILEO Password (opens new window):). Items charged out manually need to be returned to the library for renewal. These charges may not appear online. Items CANNOT be renewed over the phone.
A patron with an Darton Library barcode may request a hold or recall on items that are charged out to another patron.
The loan period of items recalled by other users is shortened. Items being recalled by another patron should be returned as soon as possible.
Items that are on hold or recalled by another patron may NOT be renewed.
Students currently enrolled in Darton State College have access to GIL EXPRESS (opens new window) (opens separate window) and Interlibrary Loan to order materials not available in the Darton collection and access to the off-campus GALILEO Password (see Video how-to for Darton Library Account PIN and GALILEO Password (opens new window):).
A patron who suspects that an item charged out in his/her name has been lost should report it as soon as possible to the Circulation Desk.
A patron who loses an item is responsible for reimbursing the Library for the replacement cost and any special processing fees. If the book is found later and returned in good condition, the price of the book is refundable. The processing fee is not refundable.
Patrons are responsible for the proper care of items that they have charged out. The cost of repair or replacement of damaged items will be billed to the borrower.
Please see General Policies for information on Searching Books (if not found on the designated shelf), Lost Books, Damaged Books, etcetera.
Rules and regulations of The Darton State College Library are to be followed. Failure to do so may result in the suspension of patron borrowing privileges and/or flagging of College records.