GIL Express

GIL Express

GIL Express service allows eligible Augusta University library patrons to borrow circulating books from over thirty other University System of Georgia (USG) library collections at no charge.

Walk-Up GIL Express

Augusta University library patrons visiting any USG library can present an Augusta University JagID to check-out material from that library's circulating collection.  Local policies will apply.
Online GIL Express

Augusta University library patrons can order materials remotely to be delivered to one of the University Libraries through the GIL Universal Catalog. This catalog is the combined holdings of all USG libraries participating in GIL Express. 

Frequently Asked Questions about GIL Express 

How long is the loan period?

The initial loan period for a GIL Express book is twenty-eight days.

How will I be notified when GIL Express materials are ready for pickup?

Notifications will be sent to the email provided in your library account (usually your AU email address).   You can also monitor the progress of your request in your library account

How are GIL Express books returned?

Return books to any University System of Georgia library.

Can I renew GIL Express Items?

Patrons can renew GIL Express items for up to two (2) additional 28-day loan periods, provided there are no pending recalls or holds on the item and the patron's  borrowing account is free of fines and overdue materials.  

  • All renewals are requested online, through a patron's GIL "My Account".
  • All renewals must be performed before the due date.
  • The library that owns a book loaned on GIL Express may recall the book at any time after the initial loan period, regardless of due date.
  • Lending libraries may recall materials before all possible renewals are used.  In these cases, the patron must return the item quickly after the initial loan period. Recall notices will be sent to the patron's library account.  
What happens when GIL Express books are overdue?

  • All borrowing is blocked until the books are returned.
  • All overdue books must be returned and are not eligible for renewal.
  • Overdue materials may be assessed a non-refundable replacement cost, which is assessed by the lending library.  A $35.00 processing fee for long overdue materials will be applied in addition to the replacement cost. 
How do I order materials from GIL Express Online

Patrons can request GIL Express materials through the GIL Express Universal Catalog and select their preferred library as a pickup location.

  1. Search the Greenblatt Library online catalog first - GIL-Find@Augusta University - the book could be available at Augusta University and GIL Express is not necessary.
  2. If not found in GIL@Augusta University, search the GIL Universal Catalog by clicking University System of Georgia in the dropdown menu.
  3. When a book is located for borrowing in the GIL Universal Catalog, click on the book's title link to "select" the item from the search results.
  4. Click the GIL Express Request button.
  5. Logon to your GIL My Account:
    - Select the Home institution (Augusta University) from the drop down menu
    - Enter the Patron (library) barcode from the Augusta University ID
    - Enter Last Name
    - Enter PIN (if you do not have a PIN or have forgotten your PIN, choose the Get My PIN button at this point. An e-mail will be sent to your Augusta University e-mail account with your PIN number)
    - Click the Logon for USG GIL Express button
  6. At the screen with Please Choose the Type of Request, click OK to "GIL Express Request."
  7. At the screen with the GIL Express request form:
    - Re-enter the patron library barcode from the Augusta University ID.
    - If necessary, add a note in the Comment field.
    - Select a "Pick-up Library" from the drop down menu.
    - Select a "Pick Up At" point if more than one choice is listed.
    - Click the Submit Request button.

Need GIL Express help?

Contact Bertina Miller at 706-721-9808 or for further assistance.