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Access Services at the Daniel J. Kaufman Library & Learning Center: GIL Express

How do I request a book through GIL Express?

  1. Log in to your library account by going to the GIL-Find library catalog home page:  In the upper right-hand corner, click on Sign In
  2. In the Log in as box, click on GGC Students, Faculty, & Staff.  Type in your GGC login credentials (the same user I.D. and password you use for email, etc.)
  3. Click on Login.  Use the GIL-Find library catalog search box to make sure the book you want is not available at Georgia Gwinnett College.
  4. Perform your search again, but this time, change the location to "University System of Georgia."  Click on the title you want.
  5. Click on Get It.  Click on More Libraries.  If a library shows the book is available to send, click on that library.  If Request Options: Request is visible, click on Request.
  6. Make sure the Pickup Institution is set to Georgia Gwinnett College.  If you do not have a time limit, leave the Not Needed After box blank.
  7. Click on Request.  If your request has been successful, you should see this message:  "Request placed."
  8. Tips:  Under your Requests, click on the institution where you requested the book to make sure your request is visible.  Don't forget to sign out of your library account when finished!

Please Note: First-time GGC Faculty and Staff users must stop by the Circulation Desk and fill out paperwork so that a library account can be set up for them.

What is GIL Express?

GIL Express:

  • Allows currently-enrolled University System of Georgia students and currently-employed USG faculty and staff access to all eligible circulating materials in USG libraries.
    • Certain types of materials are not eligible for GIL Express, including:  
      • Reference, DVDs, periodicals, items in rare or special collections, and others designated by the individual USG library.
      • DVDs and journal articles may be available on-site (as a walk-up patron) or via the Kaufman Library's Interlibrary Loan service. 
  • Can be used to obtain materials as a walk-up patron or request them online.
  • Requires all patrons to be in good standing at their home institution, with no blocks on their account (from overdues, lost items, etc.)
  • Books requested online will be shipped to the patron's institution of choice for local pick-up and check-out.
  • For more information, see About GIL Express.

How do I renew a GIL Express book?

  1. Go to the GIL-Find home page.
  2. In the top right-hand corner, click on My Account.
  3. In the yellow section, click on Sign in.
  4. In the Log in as box, click on Students, Faculty, & Staff.
  5. Log in with your GGC login credentials (the same user I.D. and password you use for email, etc.)
  6. A list of items that you currently have checked out will appear. 
  7. Locate the item you wish to renew.  
  8. If the status of the item says it's renewable, you will be able to click on the check box next to that item. 
  9. Click on Renew Selected.  (Note:  You also have the option to renew all your items at once if they are all eligible for renewal.)
  10. When renewed, a new due date for your item(s) will appear.
  11. Don't forget to sign out!

Please Note:  Items cannot be renewed if you have fines over $5, your library account is blocked, or the item has been already been renewed the maximum number of times.


Check-out period on GIL Express books:

  • 28 days with two renewals

(Note:  Check-out periods on non-print materials obtained as a walk-up patron may vary depending on the institution.)

Please DO NOT remove GIL Express bands!  They help us return books to the correct lender.

What is GIL?

What happens if I damage or lose my GIL Express book?

  • You will need to contact the lending institution and make arrangements to pay for the item.
    • ‚ÄčIf you need assistance in locating the correct phone number, please call or come by the Circulation Desk at GGC.

How long is a GIL Express book kept on hold for me at the Circulation Desk?

  • 10 days; after that time, the book must be returned to the lender.
    • If you did not pick up your book within 10 days, you will have to re-order it.