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In the Advanced Search, use the drop down boxes to search for terms within a certain field. This image shows an example of how to search for information about Ernest Hemingway (the subject) that mentions TheOld Man and the Sea or The Sun Also Rises in any field.
Working with GIL-Find Catalog Results
Use limiters such as"Availability," and "Format" to refine your results.
When you see an item you're interested in, click on the title to get information about the item's location, availability and more.
Electronic items will contain an access link.
To find a book in the library, note its location and call number (highlighted in the image below). If Call Numbers confuse you, you are not alone! Just ask a library employee for help. (I've included a video below in case you're shy.)
Click on "Other locations" for more locations and other information.
If the item isn't at your library, you can usually request that it be delivered to the library most convenient to you. (See "Place a Request.")
Research Minute from Jessup Library at Piedmont Virginia Community College
Place a Request
You can request a book or other item physically located at another campus by requesting an "Intercampus Loan." This typically takes 1-3 business days.
Request books from other USG libraries by placing a "GIL Express Request." This typically takes 3-7 business days.
To place requests, click "Get It," log into your account, then follow the prompts. Be sure you indicate the campus where you want to pick up the item.
After placing your request, you can check your account to see the status of the request. You should also get an email if the request is denied (for example, if the book is not found on the shelf) or when the book is available for pick up.
Searching USG Libraries
Find more books at other libraries in the University System of Georgia by expanding your search to "University System of Georgia."
Only books may be requested from other USG libraries. Electronic books, DVDs, and other non-book media are not included.
To request copies of articles from print journals and non-circulating books, place an Interlibrary Loan request: