Are you a Distance Learner?

The distance learning community includes students taking classes online or at one of our off-campus locations, such as the Newnan Center.  All distance education students are entitled to receive library support services from Ingram Library's Resource Sharing service.

  • Using other libraries
    Need a book but don't come to campus?  Here are your options:
    Use another library within the University System

    Possession of a current UWG ID is preferred, but with another acceptable picture ID (such as your driver's license), you can check out books at any other University System Library, as long as you have current status in our library user database. This means that you must be registered currently or employed by UWG and not owe any fines or fees from a previous semester. You can verify your status by logging into Your Account in our library catalog (for step-by-step instructions on how to do that, visit the My Accounts and Passwords page.

    To view a map showing the names and locations of all the University System libraries from which you may borrow, click HERE.

    Have books from other University System of Georgia libraries sent to a USG library near your home or workplace

    Check the USG catalog to see if another USG library owns the book you want and place a GIL Express Request.

    Use an ARCHE card

    The University of West Georgia is a member of the Atlanta Regional Commission on Higher Education, and you may be eligible to obtain an ARCHE card, which provides borrowing privileges at many private academic libraries in the Atlanta Metro Area. You may request a card by contacting our circulation desk or our interlibrary loan office.

    Use Resource Sharing:

    As a West Georgia student, faculty member or staff, you can also borrow materials from other libraries through our Resource Sharing office. Use ILLiad to place a request.  Register here if you are a first time user.  Journal articles are usually delivered electronically to your ILLiad account, and (if you are a distance education student) books/loans borrowed for you can be mailed to your home address.  A pre-paid return label is included with each loan.

  • Requesting Materials from Distance Learning Library Services
    How to get what you need

    If you need a book, you may place a request online to have a book sent to the University System of Georgia library closest to you for pickup.  If pickup is not an option (the book is unavailable or you are unable to pick it up), please place a book request through ILLiad.

    Books are mailed at no charge and include a postage paid return label.

    Placing a GIL request for a University System book

    GIL Express Information

    Connect to GIL

    Placing a Resource Sharing book request

    Please register for an ILLiad account.  If we own the book that you need, please choose distance learning book form.  If we do not own the book, please choose “book request” form, and Resource Sharing will obtain the book from another library.


    Placing an article request

    Please register for an ILLiad account.  Choose the article request form, and we will supply the article from our collection or request it from another library.

  • Contact / Questions

    If you have any questions about setting up an account, choosing a request type, or any other concerns, please contact the Resource Sharing office.

    Margot Davis
    Resource Sharing Specialist
    (678) 839-6521

    Angela Mehaffey
    Resource Sharing Manager
    (678) 839-6354