Distance Learning Loan Policy
Governors State University’s distance learning students are provided access to the University Library's online resources, books and journal articles. The University Library will loan its books and provide copies of articles from the journals it owns to distance learning students as requested. Additionally, distance learning students can use interlibrary loan service to obtain journal articles not owned by the library. Distance learning students should seek interlibrary loan service at their local public library for books not owned by GSU.
Distance learning students residing within a 50-mile radius of Governors State or those taking at least one on-campus course from the university are classed as on-campus patrons and are ineligible for the distance learning loan service.
The University Library will mail the requested articles and/or circulating GSU books to the student. Books will be sent via a commercial package carrier. However, it is the responsibility of the distance learning student to return the books to the University Library. The distance learning student must cover the costs incurred in return mailing via a commercial package carrier. Distance learning students are not required to return photocopies of articles to the library.
Overdue fines will be charged to the student for books that are not returned to the library by the due date. In cases when the book is returned via a commercial package carrier back to the library, the postmark date will be used to determine the overdue status.