GIL Express service allows eligible Augusta University library patrons to borrow circulating books from over thirty other University System of Georgia (USG) library collections at no charge.

Walk-Up GIL Express
Augusta University library patrons visiting any USG library can present an Augusta University JagID to check-out material from that library's circulating collection.  Local policies will apply

Online GIL Express
Augusta University library patrons can order materials remotely to be delivered to one of the University Libraries through the GIL Universal Catalog. This catalog is the combined holdings of all USG libraries participating in GIL Express


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Greenblatt Library

Bertina Miller


Reese Library

Information Desk


Frequently Asked questions about GIL Express

Patrons can request GIL Express materials through the GIL Express Universal Catalog and select their preferred library as a pickup location.

  1. From the Reese or Greenblatt Library homepage, click on Gil Find (Library Catalog)
  2. On the top right hand corner of the page click Sign In
  3. Click on Augusta University Students, Faculty & Staff
    1. Sign in using Augusta University credentials. This is the same as you would use to sign into email.
  4. Change the drop down box at the corner of the search box from Augusta University to University System of Georgia
  5. Search for your desired material
    1. If available, click Check Holdings
  6. Click on the preferred school to request the book from.
  7. Click Request
  8. Input Information
    1. Pickup institution: Augusta University.
    2. Pickup Library: Reese Library (or Greenblatt Library for the Health Sciences Campus)
  9. Click Request

The initial loan period for a GIL Express book is twenty-eight days.

Notifications will be sent to the email provided in your library account (usually your AU email address).   You can also monitor the progress of your request in your library account

Patrons can renew GIL Express items for up to two (2) additional 28-day loan periods, provided there are no pending recalls or holds on the item and the patron's  borrowing account is free of fines and overdue materials.  

  • All renewals are requested online, through a patron's GIL "My Account".
  • All renewals must be performed before the due date.
  • The library that owns a book loaned on GIL Express may recall the book at any time after the initial loan period, regardless of due date.
  • Lending libraries may recall materials before all possible renewals are used.  In these cases, the patron must return the item quickly after the initial loan period. Recall notices will be sent to the patron's library account.  
  • All borrowing is blocked until the books are returned.
  • All overdue books must be returned and are not eligible for renewal.
  • Overdue materials may be assessed a non-refundable replacement cost, which is assessed by the lending library.  A $35.00 processing fee for long overdue materials will be applied in addition to the replacement cost.