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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

Books from Odum Library


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 "Find & Request" for the book that you are interested in. 

Search results for "Rosa Parks" in the University System of Georgia. Check holdings and other locations is underlined in the second entry



2. You will be taken to a new window. If you look under How to Get It - REQUEST from Other USG Libraries, you will see a list of institutions in the University System of Georgia (USG) that own the book. 

New window from Search Results in USG with expanded options. Includes a list under Get It of libraries that own the book in the University System of Georgia



3. Select an Institution from the list.  You can then see more detailed information about the institution's holdings. Click Request. 

Detailed information about the institution's holdings. Lists libraries as well as call number, location, availability, requests, etc.



4. Select your Pickup Institution and Pickup Library. If you would like to pick up your book at Odum Library, select Valdosta State University and Odum Library from the drop-down menus. However, you can also request the book be delivered to any USG library, so please select the location most convenient for you. 

The form that appears once you press Request. There are two fields. 1. Pick-up institution - Valdosta State University is selected from drop down menu. 2. Comment.

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