Finding Books at UGA
GIL-Find, the UGA Libraries Catalog: Search the UGA Libraries collection of books and media materials. GIL Classic is the traditional search engine for the catalog and often works better for known-item searching, i.e, when you know the title or author you need.
GIL-Find tips: Use quotes when searching for phrases. / Use 'All Fields' when searching for plays within collections. / Logon to 'My Account' to renew your books online and track your recall or GIL Express requests. / Books are checked out to graduate students for 56 days with the option to renew twice online and unlimited renewals in person... as long as nobody else has placed a save on your book. / There's no limit to the number of books you may check out.
Sample subject terms to use:
- Theater--production and direction
- Stage lighting
- Theaters--stage setting and scenery
- Movement (acting)
- Voice culture
- Costume design
- Experimental theater
- American drama--history and criticism
Finding Books Beyond UGA
If the UGA Libraries don't own the book you need, search in the following order:
GIL Universal Catalog/ GIL Express borrowing: Search all University System of Georgia libraries (public colleges and universities in the state) and use the online request button to borrow books from them. What to know about GIL Express:
- Only print books may be borrowed, not journals, media, or ebooks
- Books arrive in 4-5 working days
- Books are checked out for one month and may be renewed twice if nobody has placed a save on them
- Renew your books and track your requests via your My Account
- You can request books through GIL Express when our copy is checked out or missing
- See how it works.
WorldCat (use GALILEO password for off-campus access): Search library catalogs worldwide. Interlibrary loan is available for borrowing books or getting copies of articles that UGA does not own. What to know about interlibrary loan:
- You can only request books through ILL when we do not own the book. If UGA's copy is checked out and not available through GIL Express, place a recall request on our copy.
- Both books and articles are free.
Checking Out Films
The library's Media Department in the basement of the Main Library allows graduate students to check out up to three DVDs and/or videos from their commercial collection for three days. Not all items can be checked out, so call them if you want to be sure. The Media Department's hours and contact information are on their website at http://www.libs.uga.edu/mediadept/index.html.
To see what films the library owns, search the GIL-Find catalog for the title, then click on 'Video' on the left-hand narrowing menu to limit your results to DVDs and videos.