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GIL Express

Requesting Books Through GIL Express

Requesting Books via GIL Express


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 college 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 below.

More Information on GIL Express

GIL Express is a resource sharing program that allows faculty, staff and currently enrolled students of all University System of Georgia (USG) libraries to borrow books from from all eligible circulating collections in the USG libraries. This is a service for books only. Other types of resources, including journal articles, may be obtained using MGA’s Interlibrary Loan service. Click here for the Interlibrary Loan page.

There are two ways to access the material:

  1. In Person - you may go to any USG library and check out the books that you wish to use from that library. You will need your MGA ID or a valid picture ID to check out books from other institutions.
  2. Online - you may search the GIL-Find Catalog (choose the "University System of Georgia" search option) and request delivery of the books to the library of your choice. GIL Express books typically arrive within three business days.


General Information

  • Loan Period - books may be borrowed for 28 days.
  • Pick Ups and Returns - books may be delivered to any USG library. At MGA, the GIL Express delivery campuses are Macon, Cochran, and Dublin, but patrons at the Eastman and Warner Robins campuses can have their books sent via campus shuttle from one of those 3 delivery locations. A GIL Express book is held at the pick up library for 10 days. If the book is not picked up in this time, it will be returned to the lending library. Patrons may return their books to any USG library.
  • Renewals - books are available for 2 online renewals unless the item has been recalled. Renewals must be made through the patron’s GIL account.  Overdue books can be renewed as long as they have not reached “Lost” status.
  • Overdue item(s) -  overdue books can be renewed as long as they have not reached “Lost” status.
  • Lost Material(s) - each library sets its own price for the replacement of a lost book.  Lost books block your ability to borrow or renew from all USG libraries, including MGA libraries. Patron accounts will be blocked when a book reaches “Lost” status.


Visit the USG GIL Express website for a complete description of the policies and procedures. Please contact Tiffany Wright (Dublin), Zachary Brigmond (Cochran and Eastman), or Bonita Tharpe (Macon and Warner Robins) to learn more about GIL Express. Click here for the staff directory.

How do I request a book from another University System of Georgia institution?

After searching the University System of Georgia in GIL-Find, you may locate a book that you would like to request and have it sent to one of MGA's campuses.  This tutorial provides you with the necessary steps to do this.  Having access to other libraries' books is a great benefit and extremely helpful in research.

Contact a Campus:

478-471-2709 for the Macon campus library | 478-934-3179 for the Roberts Memorial Library at the Cochran campus | 478-275-6772 for the Dublin campus library

478-374-6833 for the Eastman campus library | 478-929-6804 for the Warner Robins campus library | On the Go? Text-A-Librarian: 478-285-4898

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