Off campus students have access to most of the same instruction services that are available to on campus students.
The GIL system offers a web-based catalog, which gives library users electronic access to the SSU library materials catalog. Using GIL, library patrons can:
GALILEO, a project funded by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, is a World Wide Web database, which offers access to over 200 databases, indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 2000 of these journal titles are provided in full text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications. GALILEO has both public and licensed databases. Access to the public databases is available to any user, but access to the licensed databases are limited to on campus use through authentication by machine IP, and off-campus use by password. Savannah State University students, faculty, and staff may obtain the password for off-campus access to GALILEO logging into their Library Account.
The following are steps required to get the password:
GALILEO passwords are changed every semester. According to the University System of Georgia, currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff should not supply their password to any other person. Passwords cannot be e-mailed to faculty, students, or library patrons by GALILEO. Passwords should not be posted on open web sites, printed in newsletters or postcards, or given out over the phone.
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service through which a user can obtain materials (books, theses, journal articles), which are not owned by the Savannah State University Library. Asa H. Gordon Library offers the ILL service to all faculty, staff and students of the university. To find out more about ILL, click HERE to visit the Interlibrary Loan Libguide..
Books and articles selected by faculty members from the library or from their personal collections can be placed on reserve. Although hard copies of reserve materials must be retrieved from the library's Circulation Desk, the library will offer electronic retrieval of reserve journal articles. Student will be able to read and/or print from the library catalog's reserve link.