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GIL-Find is an easy-to-use interface for GSW’s online catalog. This catalog is made up of descriptive records of all the materials available at  the James Earl Carter Library. These materials include books, ebooks, videos, musical scores, government documents, and print journals. Each GIL-Find record represents one item and provides detailed information about the item, such as the author, title, subject headings, and the call number for the item. GIL-Find is available online and no password is needed to search the GSW Library catalog.

In some cases, you may not be able to find the materials you're looking for, but this doesn't mean you can use only the GSW Library. GIL-Find can quickly be switched from the James Earl Carter library catalog to the University System of Georgia's catalog. The USG catalog includes all University System of Georgia libraries, such as UGA, Columbus State, and Georgia State. After viewing the USG catalog, you can quickly order those books you're in search of. For instructions on how to use GIL-Find, how to sign in to your account, and order books from other USG libraries, click here.

If you have any questions about using GIL-Find, please contact Access Services at 229-931-2266 or


GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The Board of Regents provides funding for subscriptions to databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals, with more than 2,000 journal titles provided in full-text. Other resources include films, encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.

GALILEO can be accessed by clicking here or from the GSW Library's webpage. You will login using your CanesNet credentials.


Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources

Electronic resources that the James Earl Carter Library subscribes to directly can be accessed from off-campus by current GSW faculty, staff, and students. These resources include JSTOR, ARTstor, other databases, and individual e-journals. In order to access these resources off-campus, you will be asked to login using your CanesNet credentials. This is the same username and password you use to login to your GSW email account.

Accessing JSTOR, ARTstor, and other databases from Off-Campus:
You must access JSTOR, ARTstor, and other databases through GALILEO in order to get off-campus access. When you click on the database link in GALILEO you will be taken to a login page where you will enter your CanesNet username and password.

Accessing individual e-journal content from Off-Campus:
Individual e-journals can be accessed by using the link provided in GIL-Find for each e-journal. When you click on the access link you will be taken to a login page where you will enter your CanesNet username and password.

Library staff can provide telephone assistance during regular operating hours or through email.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan is an international agreement and service between all types of libraries, whereby a library can borrow an item or get a photocopy from a journal that it does not own. This is a library-to-library service. You tell us what you need and we make the request to owning libraries. They, in turn, trust us to return books to them on time and in good condition.

GSW provides ILL services for currently enrolled students, current and retired faculty, and current staff. People not meeting this criterion should contact either the school they attend or their local public library for interlibrary loan service. As an academic ILL department, our mission is to secure materials to support teaching and research. The ILL service is not for requesting current edition textbooks used in a class.

ILL requests may be submitted by using Tipasa.

It is suggested that students who cannot come to campus to pick up books should utilize the GIL Express service and have books delivered to a nearby USG campus.

If you have any questions or need assistance with ILL, please contact the ILL office at 229-931-2133 or


Librarians are available to help you whenever James Earl Carter Library is open. Please feel free to contact us by email, telephone, or fax.


229-931-2850 (Reference Librarian/Government Information Coordinator)

229-931-2259 (Main Number)

229-931-2265 (Fax Number)


Patrons can renew checked out items online through their library account, over the phone by calling the Circulation Desk, or via email.


229-931-2266 (Circulation Desk)

Account Information

Users can perform the following functions via their GilFind Library Account:

  • View the list of items you have checked out
  • Renew materials
  • Make requests
  • Check the status of requested materials

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Email Access

To login into email, please select if you are a student or Faculty/Staff

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D2L Access

To login into D2L, please select GeorgiaView or GoView option

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Site Login

You can use this portal to login to the GSW website.  This will allow you to make instant edits to your pages. If you do not have an account and are a GSW Faculty/Staff member please click here.

Please be sure to logout when you are done!