Use GILFind / "Catalog" tab on the GSU Library's homepage to find books in the GSU Library and at University System of Georgia libraries.
GILFind includes books and materials from ALL of the GSU campuses: Atlanta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, and Alpharetta. Use the "Place Request" link in the book's record to request a book from a GSU campus other than your own. GILFind also lists other materials in the library - including microfilm, dissertations, movies, music and special collections.
New! GILFind now also lets you search all of the University System of Georgia library holdings at once. Just select "University System of Georgia" instead of "Georgia State University" in Simple Search, or in the "Search Scope" dropdown in Advanced Search.
To request a book from a GSU library:
To request a book from any other USG campus via GIL Express: (click here for list of USG campuses)
You can also go to any GSU or USG Library and check out books in person using your Panthercard.
A keyword search is a good place to start if you are looking for information on a topic. If you have more specific information, you can also search by title, subject or author.
Books in libraries are assigned one or more subject headings. These are standardized terms that ensure books on the same topic can be found even if the keywords are different..
These are examples of subject terms you might use to search for books about African history. Use these to search in the library's catalog, GIL-Find, for relevant materials.
You can also use these terms keyword/subject terms searches in America: History and Life and other databases listed on the Discover tab.
Examples of broad searches:
Examples of more specific searches -- persons, places, events, topics, phenomena:
Start with our catalog at GILFind.
If GSU's library doesn't have what you need, you have, don't give up. There are several options to get the book you want:
Universal Catalog - includes all Georgia public colleges and universities. The Universal Catalog is now included in GIL -- just select "University System of Georgia" in the dropdown next to the search box!) To see information about participating USG schools, click here. Request books through GIL Express (see above), or use your Panther Card to check out books at USG schools.
Emory - you can also borrow materials at Emory with your Panther Card
ARCHE - with a special ARCHE borrower's card, you can check out books from several local private colleges. Click here for information about ARCHE schools and getting a borrower's card
Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library Catalog - GSU students & faculty may obtain library cards from the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library, then borrow materials.
Use Interlibrary Loan to request books you find in the following catalogs
(or any other library catalog):