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Materials Purchase Requests

Faculty are welcome to recommend purchases of books and other materials for Lane Library. There are four ways to request purchases:

Demand Driven Acquisitions in GIL-Find

In addition to finding materials owned by the Libraries, our GIL-Find catalog also includes books that are available for purchase.

  1. Search GIL-Find for Georgia Southern University.
  2. Books are indicated as “Available by Request ON DEMAND”.
  3. Sign in as a Georgia Southern Student, Faculty, or Staff (use your My Georgia Southern username and password).
  4. For “Request Options”, click on Ask the Library to Purchase.
  5. Select “Lane Library” for the Purchase Request Library (bottom of form).
  6. This method also works for e-books; the purchase is triggered when you download an ON DEMAND title.

GIL-Find Links for the University System of Georgia

Selecting the University System of Georgia from the GIL-Find drop down menu searches all library catalogs in the USG. This will retrieve a larger selection of books that are available for borrowing via GIL Express or purchasing for Lane Library.

  1. Search GIL-Find for University System of Georgia.
  2. If you see a book that is held at another institution but is not held by Georgia Southern University, sign in with your My Georgia Southern account.
  3. Click on Ask the Library to Purchase (you won’t see this link unless you are signed in).
  4. Select “Lane Library” for the Purchase Request Library (bottom of form).

Materials Purchase Request Form

Use the Quick Link to the Materials Purchase Request Form on the GSU Libraries homepage.

  1. Search GIL-Find to make sure the title isn’t already owned by the library.
  2. From the GSU Libraries homepage, under Quick Links, select Materials Purchase Request Form.
  3. Fill in the form to submit your request.


You may also contact Beth Burnett, Head of Technical Services at Lane Library, to make a book purchase request.

Last updated: 7/5/2018