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Derrell C. Roberts Library: ILL or GE?

The library staff are ready and eager to help you find the information you need. Good information literacy skills are crucial to academic success and we will teach you how to find information, how to analyze it, and how to apply that information.

What are GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan

GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan are services provided to DSC employees and students that allows them to borrow library materials from other libraries.

GIL Express allows patrons to place their own requests in the GIL Catalog (a shared catalog of the University System of Georgia libraries). It's a transaction between the patron and the other library. Always free.

Interlibrary Loan allows librarians to request materials for patrons from any U.S. library through a shared catalog and is a transaction between libraries. Almost always free.

For more information on GIL Express or Interlibrary Loan, contact us at 706-272-2474 or

Which service to use - Interlibrary Loan or GIL Express?

When do you need it?


Get it via...



Visit another library. Your DSC ID is valid at any University System of Georgia library. Check which libraries owns a book at WorldCat Discovery (in GALILEO) or at

4 - 6 days (usually)

Books (only books)

GIL Express. If you find the book in the GIL Catalog, you can request it online, and pick it up at the Roberts Library or any USG Library you specify. 

1 - 3 days (usually)

4 - 14 days (usually)


Books & other materials

Interlibrary Loan. We can get just about anything you need from just about any U.S. library.