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Using the Library: GIL Express

GIL Express

GIL Express

GIL Express is a service that allows you to borrow items as available from University System of Georgia (USG) Libraries through placing an online request in the GIL-Find catalog or on site when visiting one of the USG libraries. 


On-Site Borrowing

Simply visit the USG library of your choice and select the materials that you wish to check out. If you do not have a VSU 1Card ID, another photo ID will be requested in system verification that you are eligible to use GIL Express.


GIL Express Borrowing

Placed in the GIL-Find catalog, GIL Express requests are delivered to the USG library of your choice - allowing you to determine the most convenient pick-up location.

Everyone has a 28-day loan period with 2 renewals (if no one else has requested the book).

Finding Books

1. Visit


Screenshot of GIL-Find search page



2. Click on the drop-down menu next to Valdosta State University and select University System of Georgia. 


Screenshot of GIL-Find Search. The drop down menu has been clicked on giving options of Valdosta State University or University System of Georgia



3. Input your search terms in the first search box and click search. 



Screenshot of "Rosa Parks" search results in the University System of Georgia

Physical Books at Other Libraries  




1. From the results page, click Get It for the item that you are interested in. 


2. To see availability and status at other USG libraries, click More Libraries. 


3. Select an Institution from the pop-up window. 


Search Results for Paper Girls - Get it has been selected and after selecting More Libraries resulting in a pop up with the status and availability of Paper Girls at other libraries


4. Under Options, click Request.


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