The library doesn't have the book I need- how can I get it?

The library can request books (and articles, etc.) for you from other libraries. This service, called interlibrary loan, is free to all GSU students, faculty, and staff. 

You can request books and other physical materials from any regional I-Share library by searching for it by title in the GSU Library Catalog and placing a request. If you cannot find what you're looking for in the catalog, please submit an Interlibrary Loan Request form and we will try to borrow the book from a library outside of the I-Share system. 

A note about borrowing textbooks from other libraries:
While GSU students may request that the library attempt to borrow copies of textbooks from other libraries for use in their courses, GSU library cannot guarantee that we will be able to obtain these materials quickly or at all, nor are students permitted to keep any borrowed materials, including textbooks, beyond their due dates. All materials borrowed must be either renewed or returned on-time or students may be billed for late fees or item replacement fees. 

If you have questions about our interlibrary loan services, please email


  • Last Updated May 17, 2022
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  • Answered By Lily Morgan

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