Retrieval and Delivery
UGA students, faculty, and staff may place requests for books owned by the Main, Science, and Curriculum Materials Libraries in the libraries' online catalog, GIL-Find. Login to your library account to make a retrieval request and choose a pickup location. Pickup locations include the Curriculum Materials, Main, Science, Music, and Art Libraries on the Athens campus, as well as sites in Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. Retrieval requests are processed daily. You will be notified by email when requested items are available at the pickup location.
If a requested book cannot be found on the shelf, a search will be conducted for the item. If the book cannot be found within 7 days, the item will be marked Missing and the request will be cancelled. A cancellation notice will be sent by email notifying the patron of the cancellation.
University of Georgia faculty members on the Athens campus may request that books and bound periodicals from the Curriculum Materials, Main, and Science Libraries be delivered to their departments' main offices using the faculty delivery request form for books/bound journals. Service is limited to 3 delivery requests per day. Please place a separate request for each item. The Libraries' Mail Room will pick up materials from a department office on the Athens campus for return to the Main or Science Libraries. To request this service please call (706.542.3256) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the Access Services Department. Faculty members at UGA remote sites, please use the UGA Libraries' book retrieval service.
UGA faculty members may also request electronic copies of journal articles using the faculty delivery request form for journal articles. The articles will be scanned as PDFs and sent via email.
For more detailed information, please visit our Faculty Delivery web page.
Article Delivery Service for Students and Staff at Remote Sites
Students and staff at UGA's agricultural and environmental and oceanographic research stations may request articles from print journals available from the Main and Science Libraries using the Remote Site Request Form for Articles. The articles will be scanned as PDFs and sent via email.
Book Delivery Service for Students, Faculty, and Staff at Remote Sites
Students, faculty, and staff at Tifton and Griffin may use the request function in the GIL-Find Catalog to have books delivered to the libraries at those sites (see Book Retrieval information above). Students, faculty, and staff at Skidaway, please use our Remote Site Request Form for Books.
Delivery Service for Registered UGA Distance Learners
Registered UGA Distance Learning students may request articles from print journals available from the Main and Science Libraries using the Article Delivery form. The articles will be scanned as pdfs and sent via email. See the Distance Learning Delivery Service page for more information.
Items Beyond UGA Libraries
If the book you want is not at UGA, search the GIL-Find Catalog to see if it is available at another University System of Georgia library and order it through our GIL Express service. This service allows all eligible students, faculty and staff of the University of Georgia to search a single online catalog that includes the holdings of all USG libraries and request delivery of eligible circulating books to the location of your choice.
Books not available from any USG library and articles from material not owned by UGA should be requested through Interlibrary Loan. When requesting an item that is not in the UGA online catalog, please provide as much citation information as possible to ensure that the request is filled quickly and accurately.
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