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What is GIL?

A library catalog

Pile of books.

GIL stands for GALILEO Interconnected Libraries. The catalogs of the University System of Georgia libraries are called GIL. Each library has its own GIL catalog.

The catalog of a library is where you find out what books, periodicals, government documents, audio-visual materials, maps, and other materials are in that library. Unlike GALILEO, which identifies articles that exist, but may not be available locally, GIL identifies the materials in a particular library.

Coming soon is a "Union Catalog" where you can search multiple libraries at the same time. This will allow you to quickly determine which libraries own an item for which you are searching.

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