Check hours for visiting the library in person on the library homepage.
Access to the library building is by biometric scanners using a fingerprint for identification or by PantherCard. You can register your finger print at the PantherCard Office. You can also enter the library as a visitor with a government issued photo ID, but visitor hours are more limited. Here's more information about our Library Access Policy.
InterLibrary Loan: Have articles not available in the GSU databases delivered to you electronically whenever possible. Note that if you order books not belonging to GSU through this service, you will need to pick them up in person from the GSU library.
To get the most out of the resources that the library provides, start your research from this guide or from the library homepage rather than from the open web.
To access most of the library resources off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your campus ID and password. On the web, campus ID info can be obtained at https://campusid.gsu.edu or call 404-413-4357.
Since most of the library’s content is authenticated with your campus ID and password, you will rarely need the GALILEO password. In case you do need the GALILEO password, you can find it by logging into iCollege. After logging in, you will see the password in the left column. You can also find the GALILEO password by logging into your library account. Once your account is open, click the request button in the upper navigation bar. The GALILEO password will be displayed.
You can read more about library password access here.
Using Georgia State University's VPN (Virtual Private Network) from off-campus is not required, but it may be helpful for you because once you login to the VPN, your computer will act as if you are on-campus. That way, you don't have to keep entering your campus ID and password when you want to access software products or use library resources. Keep in mind that the best way to locate library subscribed content is through the library homepage rather than the open web even when you are on-campus or using a VPN.