There are two ways to borrow materials from other Libraries, GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan.
- For books only
- Students should use this service for books before trying interlibrary loan.
- Slightly faster delivery time than interlibrary loan.
- Patrons can keep the materials longer (28 days) and renew.
- Can be used only for books which are owned by University System of Georgia libraries.
- Can be used to borrow pleasure or hobby reading books
- Patrons can pick their books up at or return them to any University System library
- Should not be used for ordering required textbooks
- For more information and to use this service, go to http://library.georgiasouthern.edu/access/gilxp.html
- Books, microfilm, music scores, and other formats may be requested, as well as articles
- Takes slightly longer to get books than through GIL Express
- Items can be borrowed from any library, not just the University System of Georgia Libraries
- Length of time patrons may keep the items is decided by the lending library. Two weeks is typical and renewals are not often granted
- The materials must be for Georgia Southern research or work
- Should not be used for ordering required textbooks
- For more information and to use this service, go to webill.lib.georgiasouthern.edu/illiad/logon.html
You can negotiate for author rights for your upcoming publications, with the Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine at scholars.sciencecommons.org/.
We will be happy to help you determine the copyright status of your publications. Simply contact Jonathan Harwell at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the information about each publication you'd like to publish in EagleScholar. Keep in mind that many of your previous publications, while they might be allowable in pre- or post-print versions, are probably not allowable in their final published versions (due to copyright restrictions), but we're very happy to check.
The Learning Commons’ Presentation Room is intended for the rehearsal of presentations as opposed to individual or group study. If there are questions please contact someone at the Learning Commons Desk or email email@example.com.
- The room must be reserved on a first come first serve basis in order to be used.
- Reservations can be made online using the Meeting Room Booking Software. (See instructions.)
- Walk-in requests will be directed to make reservations using the MRBS.
- Reservations are limited to two (2) hour time blocks.
- Reservations may be made up to two (2) weeks in advance.
- Users are asked to (1) turn off all equipment in the room prior to leaving and (2) return the room to its original state.
- Users are asked to check out the presentation room key and laser pointer/clicker from the Circulation Desk.
- The Learning Commons Director or a designated person will provide instructions on how to use the equipment if necessary. Instructions may also include a handout placed on the teacher workstation in the presentation room. Please be on time for your reserved time.
- Food and drink are permitted. However, the requestor of the room assumes all responsibility for any damages (facility or equipment) that may occur while using the presentation room.
- The Learning Commons Director or a designated person will check the presentation room for occupancy. If a requestor does not occupy the room within 15 minutes after the reservation period begins then the room will become available for another person to request.
- The presentation room cannot be held by leaving personal belongings inside. The library is not and will not be responsible for items left in the room. Unattended items will be taken to the Lost & Found at the Circulation Desk on the second floor.
- Users are asked to close the door upon leaving.
The Information Services Librarians, along with the Coordinator of Content Management (who coordinates the LIbrary Liaison program), provide integrated services focusing upon specific subject areas. As Subject Specialists, we work closely with students, staff, and faculty in the appropriate colleges/departments, in delivering reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, and library collection development, as integrated services for our subject specialties. Our specialties are based upon a combination of our backgrounds (academic degrees and/or subject-specific library service experience) and our research interests. We offer research and computing workshops each semester for classes and individuals; create guides to library and computer use; and manage the library's web pages.
Whether you're a student, staff member, or faculty member, your very own dedicated librarian is ready to work with you! Feel free to ask for one of us by name. See the list here: library.georgiasouthern.edu/libref/ISLibrarians.pdf. If your Subject Specialist isn't available at the moment, just ask for a Librarian. We're all at your service!
All problems should be reported to the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the second floor.
For EagleScholar, we are primarily targeting gray literature that is even more difficult to access than journal articles -- even for people within academia. Conference presentations, working papers, dissertations, teaching tools, images, recordings, etc., can be preserved in EagleScholar, with open access for the public.
Publications that are available freely online and indexed in Google (as EagleScholar is) are more likely to be read and cited. If you have materials to contribute, please contact Jonathan Harwell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
GIL-Find is based upon the open-source (free) VuFind software developed by Villanova University, and is being used by all University System of Georgia libraries. GIL-Find, as an alternative interface, is a program that sits on top of GIL Classic in order to operate. So GIL-Find is not a replacement for GIL Classic, just a different way to search the catalog - both options will remain available to you. GIL-Find has many Web 2.0 features such as facets (to narrow searches), similar items, and tagging. If you're searching for an exact title you might find GIL Classic more helpful. If you're exploring the library collection, try GIL-Find.
You can read more about GIL-Find at gil.usg.edu/html/aboutgilfind.html.