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Faculty Information

Requesting Books & Media Purchases for Library Collection 


Faculty participation in the Library’s collection development is encouraged and appreciated. Each School and Department receives a Library allocation annually.


  • An Online Order Form for Physical Items (print books, print journals or magazines, or DVDs) is available here
  • An Online Order Form for Electronic Items (eBook, electronic articles, or streaming video) is available here.

Requesting Books and Articles from other Libraries

GIL Express -- allows authorized users to request circulating books from any of the USG libraries to be delivered to the USG library of your choice. Books may be returned to any USG library. This service covers USG books only.
  • Look for books to order via MGA's GIL-Find book catalog
    • Use the drop-down arrow next to the search box and choose “University System of Georgia” to search all USG campus libraries. 
  • Make sure you are logged in to GIL-Find.
  • Then, use the request feature to have books owned by any USG Library to be delivered to any other USG library.
  • For more information on GIL Express, see the GIL Express Research Guide.

Interlibrary Loan -- allows authorized users to obtain borrowed or copied materials not available in the Middle Georgia State Library collections. Books not available in USG libraries and journal articles are requested for you by our interlibrary loan personnel.

Journal/Saved Search Alert Service

This service is available through many of the GALILEO databases.
Regular emails notify you when new issues of your selected journals are published, or when new articles are published pertaining to a search you create and save.
Easy to set up, no cost to you. Contact your Library Liaison for more information.