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Theatre: Books & Media


GIL-Find is the UGA Libraries' catalog for locating books, ebooks, plays, and media in the Main Library, Science Library, and Special Collections. GIL-Find also lets you search (and borrow from) the other libraries in the University System of Georgia (USG) -- just change the search option from "University of Georgia" to "University System of Georgia." 

Ebook Central (ProQuest) and Ebook Collection (Ebsco) are the UGA Libraries' major -- but not only--sources for ebooks. Our ebooks are listed in GIL-Find, but these allow you to search within the books. For help viewing and downloading ebooks, see this guide.

WorldCat is a shared catalog of books and media owned by libraries worldwide, although primarily North America, Great Britain, and Western Europe. Use the Advanced Search to search by subject. If a book is not available from another USG library, request to borrow it through Interlibrary Loan.

Google Books and HathiTrust are projects that digitize print collections in a number of major university libraries. Both are useful in mining the contents of books on library shelves. Some of the books are out of copyright and may be read online. Others are still within copyright and can only be viewed in snippets, but you may still search for keywords within them. Once you've identified a book you need, if it's not available online click on 'Find in a library' or search GIL-Find.

DVDs and Videos

The Media Department in the basement of the Main Library allows students to check out up to three DVDs and/or videos from their commercial collection for three days. Not all items can be checked out, so call them to verify. 

To see what films the library owns, go to GIL-Find and change the search scope from "University of Georgia" to "Main Library - Media" before doing a search for a film. You can also browse the Media Desk catalog by genre or language.

The Libraries have licensed some of the videos on the Kanopy platform. Films already licensed may be viewed immediately. If we have not paid for a film on Kanopy, you will be directed to a brief request form where you can explain why you need the film. The Media Department  will strive to meet all requests for classroom or research use within 24 hours (Monday-Friday). Most Kanopy licenses expire after one year. If you plan on screening a film for a class, please check with the Media Department in advance to confirm the film will still be available on the date needed.

Other sources of streaming media are listed in our Audiovisual Guide.

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