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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2018     Views: 400

GIL-Find (Catalog) allows you to search Georgia Southern University’s collections as well as the collections of other University System of Georgia (USG) campuses. For more information on using GIL-Find, see the following:

 

Log in to Your Library Account & Renew Borrowed Materials

  1. From GIL-Find, click to Sign In from the upper right-hand corner of any page.
     
  2. Click on the appropriate login link for your borrower status.
     
  3. Log in to your account using either your MyGS username and password (Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff) or your Community Borrower username and password.

GIL-Find - Account Login

Once you are logged in,

  1. Access your account from the from the upper right-hand corner of any page. An Overview screen will appear, showing a limited view of all of your currently borrowed items. 
     
  2. Either click Renew All to renew everything, or click Loans to renew selected items. To renew selected items only, check the box for each item you'd like to renew, then click Renew Selected.

GIL-Find - Renew All Items

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Place a Hold Request for Library Materials

By placing a Hold Request, Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff may request that print books be held for them for pickup at the Checkout Desk on the second floor of the library. Faculty and staff may also request that books be mailed to their office.

To place a Hold Request, you must first log into your library account in GIL-Find. If you are just starting your search, follow the instructions above so that you will be logged in and ready to place a hold as soon as you find a book that you want to request. If you have already found a book that you want to request but have not logged in yet, follow these instructions:

1. On the details page of the print book for which you would like to place a hold request, click Sign in for More Options.

 GIL Sign-In

2. Click on the appropriate login link for your borrower status.

3. Login to your account using your MyGS username and password (Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff). Once you are logged in, you will be returned to the Results page for the book.

4. Click on the Title of the book, or the ‘Available at’ link to retrieve the detailed record of the book.

5. If the book is eligible for you to request, a Request link will appear in the Get It section above the holdings information for the item. Click Request.

6. A request form will appear in place of the holdings information. Complete the following fields:

  • Pickup Institution: Select "Georgia Southern University."
  • Pickup Library: Select "Zach S. Henderson Library." Faculty and staff may also select "Work Address" to have the book mailed to their office.
  • Not Needed After: Indicate the last day that the book will be useful to you.
  • Comment: Faculty and staff, provide your office address if you would like the book delivered to you.

7. Once you have completed the form, click Request.

 

HoldForm

Your Hold Request has been submitted. If other patrons are ahead of you in the Hold Request queue for the book, you will be notified of your place in the queue. 

For students, all books will be held at the Checkout Desk on the second floor of the library for 10 days. You will receive an email when it is ready for pickup. When you pick up your book, tell the staff at the Checkout Desk that a book is "on hold" for you. For faculty and staff, depending on your request, books will be mailed to your office or held at the Checkout Desk for 10 days. You will receive an email when it has been mailed or is ready for pickup. If you have any questions, please contact the Checkout Desk at (912)478-5647.

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Request an Item Stored in the ARC

The library stores many older and seldom-used books in the ARC, which is an automated storage system located at the Checkout Desk on the second floor of the library. To request a book from the ARC, you may:

  • Bring information about the book to the Checkout Desk and request that it be retrieved for you. Tell the staff at the Checkout Desk that you would like to request a book from the ARC, or
     
  • Request that the item be retrieved in advance and held for you at the Checkout Desk. Faculty and staff may also request that books be mailed to their office.

To request an item from the ARC in advance, you must first log into your library account in GIL-Find. If you are just starting your search, follow the instructions above so that you will be logged in and ready to place a request as soon as you find an item that you want. If you have already found a item but haven't logged in yet, follow these instructions:

1. From the Results page, for the item you want to request, click on the Title or the ‘Available at’ link.

2. Click Sign in on the detail page for the item you want to request.

3. Click on the appropriate login link for your borrower status.

4. Login to your account using your MyGS username and password (Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff).

GIL Sign-in

5. If the book is eligible for you to place a request, a Request link will appear in the Get It section above the holdings information for the item. Click Request.

6. A request form will appear in the Get It section. Complete the following fields:

  • Pickup Institution: Select "Georgia Southern University."
  • Pickup Library: Select "Zach S. Henderson Library." Faculty and staff may also select "Work Address" to have the book mailed to their office.
  • Not Needed After: Indicate the last day that the book will be useful to you.
  • Comment: Faculty and staff, provide your office address if you would like the book delivered to you.

7. Once you have completed the form, click Request.

 

ARC Request

Your request has been submitted. If other patrons are ahead of you in the Hold Request queue for the book, you will be notified of your place in the queue. 

For students, all books will be held at the Checkout Desk on the second floor of the library for 10 days. You will receive an email when it is ready for pickup. When you pick up your book, tell the staff at the Checkout Desk that you have placed an ARC request. For faculty and staff, depending on your request, books will be mailed to your office or held at the Checkout Desk for 10 days. You will receive an email when it has been mailed or is ready for pickup. If you have any questions, please contact the Checkout Desk at (912)478-5647.

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Search All University System of Georgia (USG) Collections

By default, GIL-Find searches only Georgia Southern’s collections. To search all University System of Georgia (USG) collections, change the "scope" of your search by selecting University System of Georgia in the dropdown menu to the right of the search box and clicking Search.  

GIL-Find - Change Scope to all USG campuses

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Request Items from Other USG Campuses

Any time an item in your search results is available from another USG campus, GIL-Find will let you know. If you are unable to obtain a copy of an item from Georgia Southern, you may request that the item be delivered from another USG campus to Georgia Southern for pickup.

See what USG campuses own a copy of an item by looking at the Get It from Other Institutions list under the holdings information in the Get It section of the detail record. To request the item, be sure to sign into your library account first:

GIL-Find Request Item Sign-In

Once you have signed into your account, to request an item from another USG campus:
 
  1. Review the availability of the item you want from the Get It from Other Institutions list, in the Get It section under the holdings information.
     
  2. Click Request to request the item.

GIL-Find - Request Item

3. Select Georgia Southern University as your pickup institution.

4. Complete the form and click Request.

GIL-Express Request Form

The item will be shipped to the Henderson Library. You will be notified when it is available for pickup. If you have any questions, please contact the Information Services Desk at (912)478-5645.

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Request Items to be Added to the Library Collection (ON DEMAND)

While searching GIL-Find or Discover @ Georgia Southern, you may notice that some newer books appear with the messages ON DEMAND or "Available by Request." If you would like to read one of these ON DEMAND books, you can request that the library purchase it for the collection and we will notify you when it is available. Most eBooks are available within two business days, while most print books are available within one or two weeks.

In addition to requesting ON DEMAND books, Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff may request any resource by completing the library's online request form. Furthermore, faculty and staff may request books via GOBI, by contacting their Library Liaison, or by contacting Debra Skinner at dskinner@georgiasouthern.edu.

Request ON DEMAND books directly in GIL-Find by following the instructions below. For Discover @ Georgia Southern, see these instructions.

When searching GIL-Find, ON DEMAND books appear in your search results like any other result. From the results page, ON DEMAND books include "ON DEMAND" in the Call Number field and "Available by request" in the Location field:

To request an ON DEMAND title:

1. If you are not already logged into your Library account, click on Sign in in the upper right-hand corner of any screen. Click on the appropriate login link for your borrower status. Login to your account using your MyGS username and password (Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff).

2. Once you are logged in, click on the Title or ‘Available at’ link to see the detail record page for Purchase options.

3.On the detail record page, in the Get It section, above the Holdings Information, there is a ‘Ask the Library to Purchase’ link. Click on that link for the Library to purchase your ON DEMAND title.

4. A request form will appear where the Holdings Information was. Click Request at the bottom of the form.

 

 

Your request has been submitted. You will be contacted by the library with the status of your request shortly. If you have any questions, please contact the Information Services Desk at (912)478-5645.

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