||GIL Express is an initiative whereby
circulating books may be ordered directly from any University System
of Georgia Library. The subject matter is not limited to research
interests; hobby and pleasure reading are perfectly acceptable. In
most cases materials are sent to and checked out from the patron’s
home library, but patrons may ask that their items be sent to any
University System library for pickup. All faculty, staff, and students
in good standing are eligible to use the service. Instructions on
how to use GIL Express follow.
for Borrowing Books Through GIL Express
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1) Access all the information about GIL Express at http://gilexpress.usg.edu including
a map of USG libraries, FAQ’s and a link to the Universal Catalog
of Georgia - https://giluc.usg.edu Search
for books - only circulating books may be ordered through GIL Express.
Hint: Search may take a while. If it does not work, try another browser.
2) Click on the desired title to see a display of the item record and
check its Status to determine if it is checked out,
lost, or otherwise unavailable for loan. If it’s available at one
or more libraries, click on GIL Express Request.
3) Select your Home Institution from the drop-down menu, enter your Georgia
Southern Eagle ID and PIN, enter your last name, and
click on Access My GIL Account.
4) At the next screen, click on OK to choose GIL
Express Request .
5) At the next screen, enter your Eagle ID in the requested
field, choose a Pick-Up Library, and click on Submit
6) You should see the message Your GIL Express Request Was Successful.
The notification that the request was successful means that the request
itself went through successfully, but does not guarantee the item will
be sent. In most cases the book will be supplied, but on rare occasions
it will not. To be sure the request was accepted, you may wish to click
on My Account and review the information displayed.
7) Occasionally a request will fail. If the item is available at the
patron’s home library the request will fail; if the item is checked
out, missing, etc, or otherwise not available for checkout; if the item
is a reference book, archival item, or otherwise is not supposed to circulate;
or if the borrower is blocked because he or she has overdue books, the
request will fail.
Check the progress of your requests through the My Account option
available on either the Universal Catalog or the Henderson Library Catalog
accessible via the Library’s web page at http://library.georgiasouthern.edu.
When My Account shows that the book has arrived at the
library, ask for it at the Circulation Desk.
GIL Express Circulation:
All GIL Express books circulate for 28 days. They may be returned to
any University System of Georgia (USG) Library. They may be renewed twice
online if they are renewed before their due dates, but if they are allowed
to become overdue even by one day, they cannot be renewed and the
patron is blocked from checking out, getting the GALILEO password, etc.
at all University System of Georgia institutions, including his or her
own, until the overdue books are returned! Some participating
libraries charge a recall fine, so if you are notified that your book
has been recalled, bring it back quickly. You should also be aware that
if you should lose a GIL Express book, you will be assessed a processing
fee of $35 in addition to the replacement fee.
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Last updated 1/22/10.