Research Guides

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 Universal Catalog or on site when visiting one of the USG libraries. The GIL-Find Universal Catalog (or GIL U.C.) is the combined catalogs of all the USG Libraries. It allows you to search the entire state for books, CDs, DVDs, and more!

On site borrowing Online borrowing
Simply visit the 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. Placed in the GIL Universal Catalog, online 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). 
The GIL Universal Catalog is available at http://gilfinduc.usg.edu/. 

 Log in by clicking on "My Account" in the gray bar at the top of the page.

If you need to get/change your PIN and are having trouble, visit our PIN Help page.

Picture of My Account login screen.

 

GIL-Find Catalog image with book record

When you search for a book and find the item that you want, left click on the Place GIL-Express Requestbutton under the record.

A "Place a Request" window will appear. Choose the date where you will no longer require the item, and where you will pick it up. Click "Submit Request" when you are done.

Picture of the Place a Request screen

When you successfully submit a request, you will get a confirmation screen.

If you need to check on your GIL Express order, log in and click on "Requests," which brings you to this page.

Picture of request confirmation screen
  • An "Item Available Notice" will be sent to your VSU email account when the title is available for pickup (Faculty and staff will receive the item in their department through Odum Express).