It’s not possible for the Library to own everything indexed in its many databases and indexes. However, resources the Library doesn’t own but which are needed by Georgia Tech constituents can be obtained from a variety of other sources. The Library provides the following ways of obtaining unowned materials:
The Information Delivery Department can borrow books and request articles from libraries throughout the U.S and internationally. To place a request for a book, article, etc. link to: http://www.library.gatech.edu/services/lends.php, or phone: 404-894-4511, or fax: 404-894-8190, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or request in person at either the Information Services Desk on 1st floor West or the Information Delivery Department on 2nd floor East. Books requested are delivered to campus departments by the LENDS Service and most article copies are delivered as PDF e-mail attachments.
Library holdings from the 35 University System of Georgia institutions may be searched using the GIL Universal Catalog: http://giluc.usg.edu. Items listed in the GIL Universal Catalog may be borrowed using the “GIL Express” service and delivered to faculty offices via the Library’s LENDS Service. For more info, see http://gil.usg.edu/ and link to “GIL Express” in the left-hand frame. Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students also may borrow circulating materials on-site from the general libraries of the 35University System of Georgia institutions and Emory University using their Georgia Tech BuzzCard.
Interlibrary Use Cards may be obtained at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor East to borrow materials on-site from other ARCHE (Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education) libraries: http://www.atlantahighered.org/Collaboration/LibraryCollaboration/tabid/410/Default.aspx.
The OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program provides on-site access and borrowing privileges to many other U.S. research libraries. Borrower’s cards may be obtained at the Information Services Desk on 1st floor West or by calling 404-894-4530. For more information, see: http://www.oclc.org/membership/advisorycommittees/profile8.htm.
In addition, keep in mind that many databases on the Library’s website offer full-text articles and papers and that electronic journals owned by the Library can be accessed directly at: http://sfx.galib.uga.edu/sfx_git1/az.