Schedule a Research Consultation
We can help you focus your topic, pick the right databases, search more effectively, and track down useful materials of all types at Ingram Library and beyond.
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.
Research Guides - resources selected for research in each major
Library DIY - for students, to help you identify your research needs and get guidance on library research
Research Toolkit - for students and instructors learning and teaching about source-based research
24/7 Library Chat Reference - 24/7 online chat (click the red "Start Live Chat" button on the Library homepage