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Welcome to GALILEO

Through GALILEO, Georgia citizens have access to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn't available through free search engines or Web directories. Here's a sampling of what's inside:


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Need the GALILEO Password?

Select Your Affiliation

Public College or University (University System)

Select your institution below to get the password from your GIL account or to log in with your institutional credentials.

(See also "Private College or University" below if your school is not in the list above.)

NOTE: To log in to your GIL Account, you will need a GIL PIN. To get your GIL PIN, follow these directions:

  1. Select your institution from the list above. In most cases, this will take you to the "My Account" section of your GIL Catalog.
  2. Enter your library barcode number or institution ID number located on your institutional ID card.
  3. Enter your last name.
  4. Click on the "Get My PIN" link. A temporary PIN will be immediately emailed to you.
  5. Once you have received your temporary PIN, go back to your GIL account and log in.
  6. Change your PIN by clicking on the Change PIN button directly under your name and address once logged into your GIL account.

For more information on the GIL PIN, see this FAQ.

Public Library
  • Log in via your PINES account
  • Contact your Public Library
Private College or University
Elementary, Middle and High School

Contact your institution's library:

Guest Access

GALILEO Guest access includes non-password-protected resources only, such as the Digital Library of Georgia databases, the New Georgia Encyclopedia, and other public databases. It is possible to log in as a Guest in one of three ways:

  1. Remote users can select the “Log in as Guest” option on the GALILEO log in screen.
  2. On-site users can click “Log in as another user” in the upper right corner of the screen and then select the “Log in as Guest” option.
  3. Any user go directly to the GALILEO Guest page at: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/guest/