Book Requests

UGA students, faculty, and staff may place requests for circulating books owned by the UGA Libraries through the online catalog, GIL-Find.

Login to your library account to request a book and choose a pickup location. Users are limited to 10 open requests at one time. Once the requested 10 books are picked up, more can be requested. There is no limit on the total number of books that can requested.

Pickup locations include the Main, Science, Curriculum Materials, Music, and Art Libraries on the UGA Athens campus, the Carnegie Library Learning Center on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens, as well as UGA locations in Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. You will be notified by email when requested items are available at the pickup location. Same-day pickup is not available for this service.

If a requested book cannot be found on the shelf, a search will be conducted for the item. If the book cannot be located during this search, 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.

 

Faculty Delivery

We regret that delivery of print books and bound journals to faculty on the Athens campus is currently unavailable.

Electronic Document Delivery - This service is provided by the Access Services Department. Department staff will scan copies of journal articles from print journals, and chapters or papers from print books/proceedings. Use the faculty delivery request form for journal articles/book chapters. The articles will be scanned as PDFs and sent via email. Please submit each article or chapter request separately. There is a limit of 60 pages per request.

While we strive to deliver material within 24 hours of receiving the request, certain circumstances such as availability, location of material, and volume of requests may result in a slightly longer wait for requested material. Please allow up to 3 business days for your request to be processed.

 

Services for Students, Faculty, and Staff at Remote Sites

Book Delivery

Students, faculty, and staff at UGA's agricultural and environmental and oceanographic research stations, please use our Remote Site Request Form - Books.

Students, faculty, and staff at theTifton and Griffin sites can request books through the GIL-Find Catalog to have books delivered to the libraries at those sites (see Book Retrieval information above).

 

Article Delivery

Students, faculty, 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 - Articles. The articles will be scanned as PDFs and sent via email. Please submit each article or chapter request separately. There is a limit of 60 pages per request.

While we strive to deliver material within 24 hours of receiving the request, certain circumstances such as availability, location of material, and volume of requests may result in a slightly longer wait for requested material. Please allow up to 3 business days for your request to be processed.

 

Delivery Service for Registered UGA Distance Learners

Registered UGA Distance Learning students may request articles from print journals in the Main and Science Libraries using the Article Delivery for Distance Learners form. The articles will be scanned as pdfs and sent via email. Please submit each article or chapter request separately. There is a limit of 60 pages per request.

While we strive to deliver material within 24 hours of receiving the request, certain circumstances such as availability, location of material, and volume of requests may result in a slightly longer wait for requested material. Please allow up to 3 business days for your request to be processed.

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.

 

Affordable Learning Georgia - Free Textbooks

Rice University-based publisher OpenStax announced Aug. 1 the top 10 schools that have saved their students the most money through adoption of OpenStax free college textbooks in the 2015-16 academic school year. - See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2016/08/01/openstax-ranks-the-colleges-that-save-the-most-with-free-textbooks/#sthash.fGfKJzBw.dpuf
Rice University-based publisher OpenStax announced Aug. 1 the top 10 schools that have saved their students the most money through adoption of OpenStax free college textbooks in the 2015-16 academic school year. - See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2016/08/01/openstax-ranks-the-colleges-that-save-the-most-with-free-textbooks/#sthash.fGfKJzBw.dpuf

The University System of Georgia ranked Number One in the nation for saving students the most money with free OpenStax college textbooks. Check the link for free textbooks and other educational resources: Affordable Learning Georgia.

 

Rice University-based publisher OpenStax announced Aug. 1 the top 10 schools that have saved their students the most money through adoption of OpenStax free college textbooks in the 2015-16 academic school year. - See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2016/08/01/openstax-ranks-the-colleges-that-save-the-most-with-free-textbooks/#sthash.fGfKJzBw.dpuf
Rice University-based publisher OpenStax announced Aug. 1 the top 10 schools that have saved their students the most money through adoption of OpenStax free college textbooks in the 2015-16 academic school year. - See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2016/08/01/openstax-ranks-the-colleges-that-save-the-most-with-free-textbooks/#sthash.fGfKJzBw.dpuf