New E-Services Streamline Interlibrary Loan at Georgia State

Can’t find a book at the University Library or worried the book you requested from another library won’t arrive in time? Two new electronic services, GIL Express and ILLiad, provide enhanced interlibrary loan features.

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Through an innovative resource-sharing initiative among University System of Georgia (USG) libraries, faculty and staff of Georgia State can locate all eligible circulating material at any USG library. When a book is not available on campus, expand your search using GIL Express at Locate the item in the GIL Union Catalog comprised of more than nine million volumes from 35 libraries statewide and submit an online request to borrow it. Books are delivered within four business days to any USG library you choose and may be returned within 28 days to any of those libraries. Requests may be made onsite or online.

When no other libraries in the GIL Universal Catalog own an item, or when you need a journal article not available on campus in print or electronic format, you can use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan service.

In a library database, click the SFX button. If the menu that appears does not display an online source for the article, the ILLiad link will appear. Click on the link, enter your library barcode, and the citation will be automatically entered into a request form. If you are not in a database with an SFX button, or want to request a book, go to and click on ILLiad to bring up a request form.

Requests are processed by Interlibrary Services on campus, and your material will be available for pickup at the Library North 1 circulation desk (or, if you prefer, the Alpharetta Center Library) in about two weeks. When possible, many articles are delivered electronically, and delivery time may be shorter.

Track your requests and borrowing history by logging onto your ILLiad account.

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