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How to Use GIL Express

On site requesting: To use walk up GIL Express at any USG library, simply go to the library of your choice and select the materials that you wish to check out. When you check out the material the system will verify that you are eligible to use GIL Express. If you do not have a patron record in your Home Library's patron database, you will not be able to check out material using GIL Express.
What identification is required: An institution issued picture ID that is current and valid is preferred. A current and valid government issued picture ID such as a driver's license or a Georgia ID card, a US passport or a US military ID is also acceptable. Verification of the information will be made through the online GIL Express system. Your Home Library is responsible for keeping the patron database current for that institution. If your Home Library does not have you in their patron database, you will not be able to use GIL Express.
Keeping track of your material: You can easily track the material you have requested or checked out from your Home Library and through GIL Express. From any screen in your local catalog, from any other USG GIL catalog or from the Universal Catalog you can click on "My Account" at the top of the screen. You will be asked to sign in to ensure that the privacy of your records is protected. Once your information is verified you will see the material that you have checked out from your Home Library and any outstanding fines and fees that you may have. If you have material checked out from other USG libraries through GIL Express you will see those libraries listed in alphabetical order after your Home Library. Under each Holding Library will be a listing of items you have checked out through this service. You will also see any fines and fees that you owe at other USG libraries.
Viewing all of the material you have checked out: To protect your privacy, the GIL circulation client at each USG library can only display what you have checked out from that specific library. You are the only one who can view all of the material that you have checked out and/or requested through GIL Express. It is your responsibility to keep track of the material and to renew or return all of it by the correct due date.
Returning GIL Express material: GIL Express material may be returned to any USG library. The material will be discharged at the time it is returned. All material should be returned by the due date or when it is recalled.
Overdue material: If you have GIL Express material from any of the USG libraries that is overdue, your borrowing privileges will be blocked. This block will be effective at all libraries including your Home Library and you may be blocked in your home institution's Registrar/Bursar system.
Updating your address: Please make sure that all of your information, including your current email address, is correct so that you may receive timely notifications from all USG Libraries. Email is the preferred method of notification. You are responsible for notifying your Home library of your current address and for checking your mail. Failure to receive notification from a library does not absolve you of your obligations to any USG Library, including your Home Library.

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