Answered By: Mary Ann Cullen
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2018     Views: 299

Visitors, including community members and family members, are welcome to visit Perimeter College libraries.  Some libraries require a photo ID for admission. (Visitors under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult.)

Computer access:

  • Desktop: Visitors can be given temporary login credentials to use Perimeter College student computers, however priority is given to Perimeter College students, faculty and staff, so visitor use may be restricted to a limited number of computers and/or limited by time. [Call the library you wish to visit to verify computer availability for visitors. Please note that due to heavy computer use by students, the Clarkston Library restricts access to students only, Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm during the semester. Other libraries may restrict usage during finals or other peak hours.] 
  • Wireless: Visitors bringing their own laptops may use the Visitor@GSU network without a GSU username or password. This network is unsecured and visitor logins do not work on the wifi network. (The GSU-Guest network requires being sponsored by a GSU employee; it is not available to walk-up visitors.) More about the wireless network.

Printing and copying: To use printers and photocopiers, visitors may purchase a visitor card.  The cost for the card is $1 and a minimum of $1 deposit is required. Cash only is accepted and dollar bills are recommended as the machine does not give change.

Information resources: Visitors are welcome to use most Perimeter College books, periodicals, and other information resources in the library, but do not have borrowing privileges. Members of the GSU Alumni Association with a valid membership card may apply for a Special Borrow's card that allow them to borrow up to five books, with restrictions on some collections. Visitors who are students or employees of other University of System of Georgia schools have GIL Express borrowing privileges at Perimeter College; they may borrow books from the regular circulating collection through the GIL Express program or pick up/return GIL Express items at any Perimeter College Library.

Restricted resources: Use of study rooms (available at Dunwoody and Newton) and certain items such as textbooks, calculators and laptops, are reserved for Perimeter College use and are not available to visitors.

Public libraries: Visitors are encouraged to make use of their local public libraries.  Public libraries are usually best equipped to deal with community users needs.  Perimeter College librarians will be glad to help visitors locate a public library.


~updated 12/6/18mac