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.
"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
GIL Express FAQ
How long is the loan period?
How are GIL Express books renewed?
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?
What happens when GIL Express books are overdue?
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 email@example.com for further assistance.