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GIL Express Service

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GIL Express is a service that allows you to borrow items as available from University System of Georgia (USG) Libraries through placing an online request in the GIL Universal Catalog or on site when visiting one of the USG libraries. The GIL Universal Catalog (or GIL U.C.) is the combined catalogs of all the USG Libraries.  It allows you to search the entire state for books, CDs, DVDs, and more!
On site borrowing Online borrowing
Simply visit the library of your choice and select the materials that you wish to check out. If you do not have a VSU 1Card ID, another photo ID will be requested in system verification that you are eligible to use GIL Express. Placed in the GIL Universal Catalog, online requests are delivered to the USG library of your choice - allowing you to determine the most convenient pick-up location. See the below example.
Everyone has a 28-day loan period with 2 renewals (if no one else has requested the book).
The GIL Universal Catalog is available at https://giluc.usg.edu/.


  • When you find the item that you want, left click on the GIL Express Request button at the top of the screen.
  • Change Home Institution to Valdosta State University – Odum Library.

Your VSU Patron Barcode from Home Library is the same as
your VSU Institutional ID number. 


  • Enter your VSU 87 nine digit Institutional ID number as found on your VSU 1Card ID or via Institutional ID Lookup.

  • Enter your PIN Number
  • Type in your last name.  Left click Logon.
  • Left click on OK.


  • In Institution ID from Home Institution, enter in your ID number again.


  • Click on Submit Request.
  • A screen will show if your GIL Express Request was successful.

  • To check the status of the GIL Express request at anytime simply log into your My GIL Account
  • An "Item Available Notice" will be sent to your BlazeNet email account when the title is available for pickup (Faculty and staff will receive the item in their department through Odum Express).

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