We welcome alumni, USG retirees, members of the West Georgia community, high school students, and visiting scholars to visit us on campus and access library materials. Learn more below about services available to each group.

Alumni and Visitors

Alumni status can be obtained at the library by presenting proof of graduation from UWG (diploma, graduation letter) and a photo ID with a current address. After establishing this status, alumni may use their UWG ID or driver’s license to check out items. Alumni privileges will continue in effect as long as the patron uses the library on a regular basis and follows established policies. 

Alumni may check out 7 items at a time. Items, except DVDs, can be renewed in person, online, or via telephone. Alumni are eligible to check items out from the library stacks, government documents collection, DVD collection and can check headphones out for in library use. GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan services are not available to Alumni. Overdue fines apply to all items and must be paid to check items out.

Computers are available for Alumni use with login information obtained at the Circulation Desk. Our computers grant access to Ingram Library’s electronic resource collection. These materials cannot be accessed off campus. 

Alumni are welcome to use library print stations for color or black and white printing and scanning. Payment is accepted via credit card and print costs can be found on the UWG Printing Services page.

Individuals residing in the following counties are eligible for library privileges with proof of residency: Carroll (GA), Coweta (GA), Douglas (GA), Haralson (GA), Heard (GA), Paulding (GA), Cleburne (AL), or Randolph (AL). Guest Borrower privileges will continue in effect as long as the patron uses the library on a regular basis and follows established policies. 

Guest Borrowers may check out 3 items at a time for the first 6 months of their privileges. If their account is in good standing after 6 months, Guest Borrowers may check out 7 items at a time. Items, except DVDs, can be renewed in person, online, or via telephone. Guest Borrowers are eligible to check items out from the library stacks, government documents collection, DVD collection and can check headphones out for in library use. GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan services are not available to Guest Borrowers. Overdue fines apply to all items and must be paid to check items out.

Computers are available for Guest Borrower use with login information obtained at the Circulation Desk. Our computers grant access to Ingram Library’s electronic resource collection. These materials cannot be accessed off campus. 

Guest Borrowers are welcome to use library print stations for color or black and white printing and scanning. Payment is accepted via credit card and print costs can be found on the UWG Printing Services page.

High School students, grades 9-12, are eligible for library privileges if they have an adult sponsor. A parent or sponsoring teacher must be present in order for a library card to be issued. The sponsor must reside in one of the following counties: Carroll (GA), Coweta (GA), Douglas (GA), Haralson (GA), Heard (GA), Paulding (GA), Cleburne (AL), or Randolph (AL), and provide proof of this address. The sponsor’s contact information will be used in the creation of the account (home address, email address, phone number) and the sponsor will be responsible for any fines or fees accrued on the account, should the High School student not pay. 

High School students may check out 3 items at a time. Items, except DVDs, can be renewed in person, online, or via telephone. High School students are eligible to check items out from the library stacks, government documents collection, DVD collection and can check headphones out for in library use. GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan services are not available to High School students. Overdue fines apply to all items and must be paid to check items out.

Computers are available for High School student use with login information obtained at the Circulation Desk. Our computers grant access to Ingram Library’s electronic resource collection. These materials cannot be accessed off campus. 

High School students are welcome to use library print stations for color or black and white printing and scanning. Payment is accepted via credit card and print costs can be found on the UWG Printing Services page.

There are three standard library services provided to all USG retirees who come to a USG library in person:

  1. check out of library materials (UWG borrowing policies for retirees),
  2. access to electronic resources (e.g. GALILEO) while in the library, and,
  3. reference help, including the navigation of any location-specific policies or agreements affecting these and other services.

 

Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus faculty at USG institutions are provided full library access (the same as active faculty), including remote access to electronic resources. Emeritus/a faculty should contact their institution’s library for details and credentials for remote access to electronic resources.

Instructions for UWG Emeritus access to GALILEO:

  1. Go to https://www.galileo.usg.edu/
  2. Find and select University of West Georgia
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions for logging on
  4. Contact library@westga.edu for assistance or remote access

 

For more details, visit the GALILEO policy page

Scholars from other academic institutions who are visiting the University of West Georgia may need access to Library resources in order to complete the work for which they have come.  Such individuals may receive full faculty privileges upon submission of the Visiting Scholar Request For Library Services Form

This form should be completed (with all required signatures) and returned to Lindsey Winchester, Circulation Manager, who will ensure that they are properly entered into our library user database. 

Ingram Library is open and available to the public. Library cards are not required to use the facilities or access collections.