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GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan

GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan

Requesting Books 

GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan are services provided to EGSC faculty, staff and students that allow them to borrow library materials from other libraries.

GIL Express allows patrons to request material in the GIL-Find@USG catalog (a shared catalog of the University System of Georgia libraries). It is a transaction between the patron and the other library. This service is always free.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows librarians to request materials for patrons from any U.S. library. It is a transaction between libraries. This service is almost always free.

For more information on GIL Express or Interlibrary Loan, please contact the library at (478) 289-2083 or

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GIL Express vs. Interlibrary Loan (ILL)


When do you need it?

What format is it?

Where do I get it?

Today Books, articles, and more Visit another public or academic library that has the material that you want. Your EGSC ID card allows you access to any University System of Georgia library. 
3-5 days Books only

GIL Express - If you can find the book that you want in the GIL-Find @ EGSC catalog, you can request it and pick it up at the EGSC Library in Swainsboro or any other USG Institution. 

1-3 days


(journal, magazine, or newspaper)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) - If you can't find the book you want in the GIL-Find @ EGSC catalog or need a copy of an article, we can get just about anything you need from other U.S. libraries.

Please contact a librarian if you would like to place an ILL request!

3-10 days

 Books or other items