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College Success Resources : Library Guide

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GIL-Find is Coastal Georgia’s catalog, a database of all of the books, eBooks, audiovisual recordings, periodicals, online resources, and other materials owned by the library.

Each student has a GIL-Find account for requesting and renewing materials. Use GIL-Find to find books on our library shelves as well as eBooks and journals in print and digital format (eJournals).

GIL-Express connects all libraries within the University System of Georgia. Printed books (monographs) that are normally loaned for the standard loan period at the holding library are available to be borrowed through GIL Express. Request materials in person or online using your GIL-Find account. Ask a librarian if you need help.

Interlibrary Loan or ILL is a service available for borrowing books that are not available at Coastal College (GIL-Find) or the University System of Georgia (GIL Express). ILL also can be used for requesting articles.

Ask a librarian for help requesting materials from other libraries.

Access to GALILEO




GALILEO -- which stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online -- is an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. It is an online library portal to more than 100 databases, indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.

You may access GALILEO through the Coastal Georgia's library's homepage and in D2L. 

Rules for Borrowing Books

A few rules for borrowing library materials:

  • You may renew your books twice through your GIL account. Books must be renewed before the due date.
  • Materials such as DVDs, journals, magazines, reference books, microfilm/microfiche and materials on Faculty Reserve cannot be checked out. You must use them in the library.
  • Books that are not returned within 90 days after the due date are considered lost, and will be assessed a lost book fee of $60. In addition, a hold will be placed on the borrower's account.
  • Is your library account blocked? Talk to a librarian.

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