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GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan

GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan

Doing Research?

Before you use Interlibrary Loan (ILL), follow these steps.

1. Search Our Catalog

Use the GIL-Find @ EGSC catalog to view which resources we own in print, media, ebook, and online streaming media. (If you are off-campus, go here for information on how to access the GALILEO password.)

Can't find it? Go to Step 2.

2. GIL Express

Search all University System of Georgia (USG) libraries via the union catalog.(See a video tutorial on placing a GIL Express request, or access the catalog here.)

Still can't find it? Go to Step 3.

3. Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Use our ILL Books or ILL Articles form to request a specific item.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • Service is available to currently enrolled students and currently employed faculty and staff.
  • Most loans and photocopies are free. However, you would be responsible for any charges accrued using ILL services.
  • Delivery can range from a few days to several weeks, so allow enough time when requesting material. If you need something in a hurry, indicate a specific deadline when completing the online form.       

 Please contact EGSC staff with any questions about Interlibrary Loan processes and policies.

Need to Request a Book or an Article through ILL?


To request a book via interlibrary loan, fill out the form here. (Give as much information as you can.)

  • It may take up to two weeks to obtain a book.
  • We will contact you via your CatMail when the book arrives.
  • Please remember to return the book on time, or contact the library if you need to request a renewal.


To request an article via interlibrary loan, fill out the form here. (Give as much information as you can.)

  • It usually takes one to three days to obtain an article.
  • Most articles are sent digitally to us. We will send you the article link and password via your CatMail when it arrives.

What Is/Isn't Available Through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Able to Request:

  • Copies/loans of books, theses, articles, conference papers, some audio-visual materials and more. 

Not Able to Request:

  • Reference Books
  • Periodicals (copies are provided instead)
  • Microforms (copies are provided instead)
  • Reserve Materials

Need Help? Ask a Librarian!

Need help placing an ILL request?

  • Stop by our reference desk 
  • Call (478) 289-2083 
  • Fill out the Ask a Librarian Form form, and a librarian will answer your question within 48 hours.