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.

About 75% of all materials borrowed from within the USG system of libraries arrive within 1 to 3 working days.  Materials not owned by USG Libraries will take longer to arrive and, in some cases, may not be available. This is especially true for rare and unique items.  The turnaround time for material requested during peak activity periods such as mid-terms and finals is often considerably longer than the standard 1 to 3 working days.  Please remember, however, that requests placed on Fridays or the weekend/holidays will take additional time to handle.

 Terms

"Walk-Up" GIL Express

An Augusta University library patron visits any USG library and presents an Augusta University JagID to check-out material they select from the circulating collection.

"Online" GIL Express

An Augusta University library patron orders a book remotely through the GIL Universal Catalog (UC). The GIL Universal Catalog is the combined online library catalogs of the University System of Georgia libraries participating in GIL Express. The Augusta University patron selects a pick-up library within the GIL Express system for the book to be delivered.

 How to request materials through GIL Express

  1. From the Reese Library homepage, click on Gil Find (Library Catalog)
  2. On the top right hand corner of the page click Sign In
  3. Click on Augusta University Students, Faculty & Staff
    1. Sign in using Augusta University credentials. This is the same as you would use to sign into email.
  4. Change the drop down box at the corner of the search box from Augusta University to University System of Georgia
  5. Search for your desired material
    1. If available, click Check Holdings
  6. Click on the preferred school to request the book from.
  7. Click Request
  8. Input Information
    1. Pickup institution: Augusta University.
    2. Pickup Library: Reese Library (or Greenblatt Library for the Health Sciences Campus)
  9. Click Request

GIL Express FAQ

How long is the loan period?

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

How are GIL Express books renewed?

  • If there are no recalls for the book, and the patron borrowing account contains no fines, overdues, or recalls, up to two additional twenty-eight day loan periods can be requested.
    • 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.

How are GIL Express books returned?

  • Return books to any University System of Georgia library.

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.
  • There is no daily overdue fine at this time.

Failing to return books promptly may result in steep, non-refundable replacement fees: replacement cost plus $35.00.

Some libraries may apply a $2.50 per day overdue recall fine rate - that's when the library that owns a book recalls it for another patron, and wants the book returned quickly after the initial loan period.

Check the GIL "My Account" daily to monitor possible recall notices.

 

Need GIL Express help?

Contact the Reese Library Information Desk at 706-737-1744 or libraries@augusta.edu for further assistance.