ILL-Odum Express includes Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Odum Express.
VSU students, faculty, and staff can request materials that the library does not own through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The library will borrow the requested materials from another library. Books and physical items are mailed to Odum Library and can be picked up at the Main Circulation Desk. Articles are generally delivered as PDFs that can be accessed online.
Odum Express is a document delivery service. VSU Employees on North Campus only may request that library materials be delivered to their department. This includes materials from Odum Library and materials requested through ILL and GIL-Express. See more information and place requests at: https://www.valdosta.edu/academics/library/general/forms/ill-delivery-form.php
If you find a book or article that you need for your research, but the library does not have it, you can request it using ILL. Books are physical and will be mailed to the library (ebooks cannot be requested). Articles are typically scanned and delivered as online PDFs.
1. Go to the library home page.
2. Click on ILL-Odum Express.
3. Log into ILLiad using your BlazeVIEW username and password. ILLiad is the system we use to process ILL requests.
4. Click on the appropriate link under Make a Request.
5. Fill in the form and click Submit Request.
Many of the library databases will provide an option to locate the full text of an article. If an article is not available full text in that database, there will be a button called Find It @ VSU. Find It @ VSU links to the online full text and ILL service.