The Kaufman Library has some special services to help you get the resources you need! GIL Express allows students and faculty to request items from other University System of Georgia (USG) libraries, Interlibrary Loan retrieves items from non-USG libraries, and ARCHE allows students and faculty to visit different libraries and check out materials there. 🏫
What is GIL Express?
GIL stands for GALILEO Interconnected Libraries. GIL Express allows currently-enrolled University System of Georgia students and currently-employed USG faculty and staff access to eligible circulating materials in USG libraries either online or in-person.
What is the check-out period on GIL Express items?
28 days with two renewals.
We will keep your book on hold for 10 days. After 10 days, the book will be returned to the lender and you will have to reorder it.
How do I renew a GIL Express book?
Access your library account using the steps above and renew as you would any other library materials.
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.
If you need assistance in locating the correct phone number, please call or come by the Circulation Desk at the Kaufman Library.
Note: In your library account, under your Requests, click on the institution where you requested the book to make sure your request is visible. This is also where you can view your loans and renew items online.
What is Interlibrary Loan?
Is there a cost for an Interlibrary Loan?
How long does it take to get an Interlibrary Loan?
Where do I pick up my Interlibrary Loan?
How long can I keep my Interlibrary Loan?
Can I borrow my textbooks via Interlibrary Loan?
What happens if I lose or damage an Interlibrary Loan item?
Interlibrary Loan supports the teaching and research of students, faculty, and staff associated with Georgia Gwinnett College by obtaining materials not available at the Kaufman Library or through GIL Express.
Before submitting an Interlibrary Loan request for an item, please ensure that it is not available at the Kaufman Library or within the USG system. Books available within the USG system and eligible for circulation should be requested via GIL Express.
What is ARCHE?
ARCHE is the acronym for the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education. There are 20 public and private colleges and universities in the Atlanta region that participate in ARCHE. The libraries of these institutions collaborate to share their vast collections of eligible library materials via GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan.
GGC students, faculty, and staff may request an ARCHE card for a specific library that will enable them to visit that library, check out materials, and return those materials there. This is a privilege granted by the home library (Kauffman Library) for a specific period of time, for a specific purpose.
How do I get an ARCHE card?
Your library account must be in good standing (no fines/fees, blocks, overdue, or lost status items) to get an ARCHE card.
How do I check out materials at the ARCHE library I've chosen?
When does my ARCHE card expire?
Agnes Scott College
Clark Atlanta University
Clayton State University
Columbia Theological Seminary
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Interdenominational Theological Center
Kennesaw State University
Mercer University - Atlanta
Mercer University - Macon
Morehouse School of Medicine
Savannah College of Art and Design - Atlanta
University of Georgia
University of West Georgia