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InterLibrary Loan and GIL Express

Zach S. Henderson Library

GIL Express, InterLibrary Loan, and Document Delivery services for

Georgia Southern Students and Faculty

GIL Express is not currently available throughout the University System of Georgia (USG).

If Henderson and Lane Libraries lack the item you need, faculty, staff, and students may place a request for USG and other libraries’ materials using ILL. Visit our REMOTE ACCESS GUIDE for more information.

The above is as of April 10, 2020.

March 2011

GIL Express is a service of the University System of Georgia (USG) – 35 academic libraries.  See it listed under “services” on Library’s homepage. From the GIL Universal Catalog, using your Library account, you can request a book from any USG library be sent here or to any other USG library for you to pick up and check out.  The books usually arrive in 3 to 4 days, check out for 4 weeks and can be renewed twice.  This service may be used to obtain books for research or personal use.  Students are asked to use GIL Express whenever possible, rather than ILLiad, to obtain books** not owned by Henderson Library.  (Distance learners* living near another USG library can use GIL Express and pick up their books at that library.)  Faculty members have the option of using ILLiad to obtain USG books – but the checkout period will be shorter.

Henderson Library utilizes ILLiad for Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Document Delivery services.   ILL service is for requesting items – usually journal articles or books – not owned by Henderson Library or available via E-Journals.  See the link toILLiad on Library’s homepage under “services.”

  • To complete the one-time registration for ILLiad, click on “First Time Users.”Once registered, you will be able to make requests, see status of current requests, access electronically received photocopies, request renewals on borrowed ILL items, and see a history of all the requests you have made.
  • In most cases, photocopies of articles are delivered to you electronically via your ILLiad account.  Books are mailed to faculty offices unless otherwise specified.  Students are required to pick up all returnable items (books, microfilm, etc.) from the circulation desk.  An e-mail is sent to you when your ILL material is received.
  • The owning library determines the due date.  Please return your borrowed items on time.  Keeping material past its due date can jeopardize Georgia Southern’s ability to borrow materials from that library in the future.
  • For Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests, we ask that they be for materials to support Georgia Southern teaching and research.  Textbooks and other required course materials will not be supplied through the ILL service.

Faculty and distance learners* receive an additional service via ILLiad – Document Delivery.  They may request books from Henderson Library’s collection and articles from the Library’s print journals.   Books will be checked out to the user and mailed to the faculty office or distance learner’s home.  Articles will be delivered electronically and are accessible from the requestor’s ILLiad account.  Check Library’s E-Journals list first for your article availability. (Hint: search byjournal title keyword.)  Any journal article that is already accessible to you electronically will not be supplied via the Document Delivery service.

The ILLiad FAQ includes instructions for faculty to make an additional “shared” account when they have graduate or student assistants making their ILLiad requests or for a research project with several participants.  Shared accounts are eligible for Document Delivery service.  (Students are not to use their own ILLiad account to make requests for faculty.)

There is no charge to the Georgia Southern user for obtaining materials by any of these three services.  However, you will need to pay for any lost or damaged materials.

<<Georgia Southern Henderson Library users can see ALL their library requests, transactions, and checked-out materials whether in-houseGIL Express,Document Delivery or ILL by accessing their two accounts – their Library account and their ILLiad account.>>

ILL/Document Delivery office information:

2nd floor Henderson Library

912-478-5405 8-5 M-F

After hours – 478-5645 or 478-5647

*Distance Learners are registered for current semester, do not come to Statesboro for any classes, and live more than 30 miles from Statesboro.  All ILL and Document Delivery returnable items are mailed to their homes with a postage-paid-return-label.

**GIL Express is for books only – not articles or microfilm or videos, etc.  UseILLiad to request non-book items.  Also, if a book is listed as owned by a USG library but they decline to loan it to you via GIL Express, you can request the book viaILLiad and we will attempt to borrow it for you.

Current 3/22/2011



Last updated: 4/10/2020