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GIL Express & Interlibrary Loan

A guide to borrowing materials from other institutions through GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for Columbus State University students, faculty, and staff.

How to Submit an Interlibrary Loan Request

1) Navigate to the main library website. Underneath the research tab, select the item that says "InterLibrary Loan"

2) You will be taken to your user portal for InterLibrary Loan. Your account name should appear in the top right-hand corner. If you do not see this information, be sure to log in to your account. To create an ILL request, click on the blue "create request" button.

3) You will be taken to a form where you must enter the necessary information to complete your ILL request. At the top of the form, please make sure to select the correct form for the item you are requesting (i.e. select the book form, if you are requesting a book, select the article form if you are requesting an article, etc.)

4) Once your form is completed, hit the blue "Submit request" button on the bottom of the page.

5) Once your request has been processed, you will be notified via email

6) You can return to this ILL Portal to view any active request or renew ILL materials. Please renew ILL material one week in advance