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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services

A guide to borrowing materials through GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for Savannah State faculty, staff, and students

Interlibrary Loan Services

***IMPORTANT MESSAGE***

We will process all interlibrary loan requests.  However, it may be difficult to obtain loans because some libraries are not lending materials via ILL due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact us via email @ ill@savannahstate.edu.

 

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Asa H. Gordon Library's Interlibrary Loan office offers the following services:

  • GIL Express:   A resource sharing initiative that allows current students, faculty, and staff access to all eligible circulating books at all University System of Georgia (USG) libraries via the GIL-Find catalog. The library user submits the request. The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) staff prepare GIL Express materials for pickup and also return items to the lending institutions.
  • Interlibrary Loan Borrowing:  Provide current students, faculty, and staff access to resources that are not available in Asa H. Gordon's collection or any USG Libraries, to support their educational and research needs from multi-type institutions across the country.
  • Interlibrary Loan Lending:  Provide materials from Asa H. Gordon Library's collection to other institutions across the country and articles internationally.  For more information see Interlibrary Loan Lending Procedures for Other Libraries.

What's the difference between GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan are services provided to SSU faculty, staff and students that allow them to borrow library materials from other libraries.  

  • GIL Express allows patrons to request material in the GIL-Find catalog (a shared catalog of the USG libraries). It is a transaction between the patron and the USG library.  This service is always free.
  • Interlibrary Loan allows ILL staff to request materials for patrons from any participating U.S. library. It is a transaction between libraries. Generally, there is no charge for using the ILL service.  If there is a fee you will be contacted via email.

GIL Express

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GIL Express is an innovative resource sharing initiative that allows students, faculty, and staff access to all eligible circulating books at all USG libraries.  Patrons can order books, pick them up, and return them to Asa H. Gordon Library or any USG institution.  See Instructions for Submitting a GIL Express Request.  This service is always free.

Other types of resources, including articles or books not available via GIL Express, may be requested via Interlibrary Loan. See Instructions for Submitting an Interlibrary Loan Request. 

Interlibrary Loan

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Interlibrary Loan Borrowing

The Interlibrary Loan Borrowing unit of the ILL office supports the educational and research needs of the Savannah State University students, faculty, and staff by obtaining materials that are not available in Asa H. Gordon Library or USG Libraries. 

Before submitting an ILL request:

  • Make sure your library account is free of fines and overdue materials.
  • For books, check GIL Find to make sure it is not available in Asa H. Gordon Library collection or via GIL Express from another USG Library. 
  • For e-books, check GALILEO eBook Databases to make sure it is not available and accessible to you online.
  • For articles, do a E-Journal Search first to see if full text is available via one of our databases. 

For more information see Instructions for Submitting an Interlibrary Loan Request.

 

Interlibrary Loan Lending

The Interlibrary Loan Lending unit of the ILL office provide access to materials from Asa H. Gordon Library collections to other institutions across the country.  We also provide scans of articles/book chapters internationally.

  • If you are not a Savannah State University faculty, student, or staff but want access to materials owned by Asa H. Gordon Library, contact your library's ILL office.  Your library will send your request(s) to our lending unit.
  • If you are a librarian from another institution and need materials from Asa H. Gordon Library for your patrons, please send request(s) to our lending unit via OCLC.

Check our online catalog or contact the ILL office for more information. 

For more information see ILL Lending Procedures for non-Savannah State University lending request for Asa H. Gordon Library materials. 

Asa H. Gordon Library

Savannah State University 2200 Tompkins Rd Savannah, GA 31404 Phone: (912) 358-4324 Reference Text Line: (912) 226-2479