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GALILEO is Georgia’s Virtual Library, an online initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia that provides all of the resources that are available in a traditional library: books, magazines, encyclopedias, government information, and research materials. GALILEO can be found 24X7 in homes, schools, and libraries, wherever there is an Internet connection. It’s like having a branch of the library in your own home or dorm room. Whether you are a graduate student or a preschooler, a life-long learner, or a K-12 teacher, GALILEO has quality information on your topic, safe from the hazards of the Internet. Browse magazines, trace your family tree, learn about your medicines, or do your homework using GALILEO, confident in the reliability and integrity of the information.

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As a taxpayer, an educator, and a graduate student, I am so thankful that Georgia has GALILEO. After ten years of teaching high school students to do research and doing research myself as a graduate student, I know that there are NO free internet resources that come close to meeting the needs of students. We simply cannot educate students without resources of this quality; if GALILEO did not exist, Georgia’s universities, schools, and libraries would have to purchase all of these resources individually. Obviously, this would greatly increase the subscription costs, not to mention the labor costs for thousands of state employees to make the same selection and purchasing decisions individually. NOT having GALILEO would be an enormous waste of tax dollars!

Andy Spinks, Supervisor in the Media Services Department, Cobb County School System

GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online)

GALILEO Georgia Library Learning Online is the award-winning virtual library of licensed, commercial databases and selected free Internet resources available to the citizens of Georgia.


GALILEO Interconnected Libraries

GIL (GALILEO Interconnected Libraries) offers a gateway to information resources held in the USG libraries as single integrated library automation system. An expanded service, GIL Express, is an innovative resource sharing initiative that allows students, faculty and staff access to all eligible circulating material at all USG libraries through walk up or by remote request.


The Digital Library of Georgia

The Digital Library of Georgia is a gateway to Georgia’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.