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How do I request items through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

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When you need an item that KSU does not own, you have two options: GIL Express or Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Gil Express will allow you to order books only from any of the public colleges in GA (UGA, GSU, SPSU, etc.).

Interlibrary Loan will let you request materials (including books, videos or articles) from public colleges outside of the state, private universities, and special libraries.

How to request a book through GIL Express:

1.   Search the GIL Universal Catalog for books using Title, Author, or Subject.
2.   A list of items matching your search will be displayed.
3.   Find the item you wish to request from the list.
4.   Click on the hyperlinked title of the item.
5.   Under "Holdings" Click "Please Log in to enabe Gil-Express Request."

6.   Enter Home Instutution, Institutional ID (KSU Number), Last Name, and PIN. (To find out how to get a PIN click here.)
7.   Under "Holdings" Click "Place Gil-Express Request."
8.   Check information and click Submit Request.
9.   If you have trouble, please contact the library at 770-423-6325.
10. Pick up your book at the main Information Desk.

How to request an Item through ILL:
1.   If you have the basic information for the item you want go to the Interlibrary Loan page.
2.   Login to your ILL account using your Net ID and Password.
3.   In the “New Requests” menu select “Book” or "Article" (or whatever you are requesting).
4.   Fill out the template with the item information.
5.   When the item has arrived, you will be notified by email.
6.   Pick up your book at the library Information Desk. For articles you will need to login to your ILL account to access the electronic copy of the item.
7.   For help with ILL requests please call 770-423-6002 or visit the ILL Research Guide.

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