Library Policies

Circulation Policies

Currently enrolled ASU students, faculty and staff receive borrowing and password privileges via their ASU ID Card. All users must have a valid ASU RamID card to borrow library resources.
You will need a PIN (Patron Identification Number) to get into your GIL Account to request loans from other libraries, to renew books online, and to check your account for fines and fees. PIN numbers will increase the security of your library account.
Retrieve your initial PIN by clicking on the “Access My Gil Account to” link ( Verify that the home institution is set to Albany State University. After entering your barcode (906 #) and last name, click "Get My Pin" link about last name. A temporary PIN is immediately sent to your e-mail address on file. If you do not receive your PIN in your e-mail, please contact the Circulation Department at 229-430-4805 or visit the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor in the library for assistance.
Once you have received your temporary PIN, log in to your account and change your PIN by clicking on the "Change PIN" button directly under your name and address in your patron account. Your PIN must be between 5-12 alphanumeric characters (letters and numbers only - no special characters).
Galileo Password
Galileo Passwords can be accessed through the Web Voyage/RAMCAT Online Catalog. A valid library account is required. At the GIL/RAMCAT homepage, click on "Get GALILEO Password" enter your patron barcode, your GIL PIN, and enter your last name. Next, click on "Login to my account".
For further information, you may contact the Circulation Department at (229) 430-4805.
Loan Periods
·         General Books : Three(3) Weeks
·         Audio-Visual Resources : Three (3) Days
·         Reserve Resources : Per Professor's Instructions
·         Reserve Textbooks: 2 hours
Reserve materials are available at the circulation desk in the library. Overnight checkout of some reserve materials is allowed only at closing time, and resources are due by opening time the next day. All materials on reserve are not allowed for overnight checkout. Faculty may set reserves for a longer time period. Reference resources, government documents and periodicals are for in-library use only.
Overdues, Fines, and Lost Materials

Overdue Charge (Main Collection)
10 cents/Day
Reserve Resources
25 cents/ Hour
Main Collection Book(s) Lost/Damaged
$100 replacement cost + $50 processing fee
Reserve Textbook(s) Lost/Damaged
$150.00 replacement fee + Cost of the book + Fines + $50 processing fee
Interlibrary Loan Books
$150 replacement fee + Fines and fees from the lending institution
GIL Express Books (no disc)
$150 replacement cost
GIL Express books (with disc included)
$200 replacement cost

Renewals, Requests, and Holds
Renewals, requests, holds, books may be renewed if there is no hold on them. Library Resources may be renewed by phone. Renewals, requests, and holds may be done through the Web Voyager RAMCAT Online Catalog. Please include your name and barcode number from your ASU ID card. If you need assistance, please e-mail the Circulation Department at