The Georgia State University Library offers many services to support Honors College students.
Sarah Steiner, the Honors College Librarian, is available to help Honors students and faculty with library or research questions. Sarah is available by phone or email brief chats, or by appointment for longer research consultations. She can help you to choose and narrow a research topic, locate articles or book sources, or navigate issues relating to the University’s Academic Honesty Policy.
The University Library is home to many subject-specialist librarians, as well. One has been assigned to each department or major on campus, so regardless of your major or project, there’s an expert in the library who can help you. You can converse with your specialist by phone or email, or come in for an in-person meeting.
The University Library provides special privileges to GSU students enrolled in the Honors College. Honors students may check out books for the duration of a semester; the same loan period allowed to graduate students. On their first visit to the Library, Honors students are asked to inform a library staff member at the Circulation Desk (on Library North 1st floor) that they are enrolled in the College in order to receive extended checkout privileges. There is no limit on the number of books that a student may check out.
The University Library can only purchase a fraction of the books and articles available in the world, but just because we don’t own an item doesn’t mean you can’t get it. As a Georgia State University student, you can borrow materials from other schools in the state system via GIL Express, from a network of national lenders via Interlibrary Loan, or via personal visit to local colleges and universities like the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, or Georgia Perimeter College. You can learn more about these services on the Library’s site.
The Library is home to almost 60 group study rooms which can be reserved in advance (on the Web or via smartphone) or on the spot at the Research Support Desk on Library North 2. (Please note that a room can only be reserved on the spot if one is available, so consider reserving in advance when possible.) One of the rooms is outfitted as a presentation practice room complete with a podium, projector, and projector screen, and another is outfitted for group viewing of DVDs and other media.
Can’t find a computer in the Library? You can check out a laptop or netbook at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of Library North and connect to the Internet via CatChat, the University’s wireless network. You can also check out flip cameras and graphing and scientific calculators at the Circulation Desk.
The University Library is home to extensive archives and other special primary source documents. The areas of emphasis include womens’ rights, southern labor, and popular music and culture. Special Collections is housed on the 8th floor of Library South. Visit their site to learn more about their collections, services, and hours.
The University Library regularly offers drop-in workshops on the citation management softwares Zotero and Endnote, and you can expect regular visits from University Library employees at Honors Lunch & Learn and other sessions. To learn more about these tools and any upcoming workshops, visit our homepage or the Zotero and Endnote guides.
If you’re looking for more help, you can get it online or in the Library. The library offers assistance via chat, email, and phone, or you can connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. If you’d rather get help the old-fashioned way, in person, then you can always stop in at the Circulation Desk on Library North 1 or at the Research Support Desk on Library North 2 to talk to someone.