Connect from Off Campus

Use this chart to find out how to login to databases and resources from off campus. If you need additional assistance, use the chat box on the homepage or call or email us.

For This Library Resource CampusID & Password GALILEO Password Name & Email Other
Your GIL Account gsu_button
GIL Express gsu_button
Article Databases gsu_button
E-Journals gsu_button
EndNote Download gsu_button
Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) gsu_button
Desktop Article Delivery (ILLiad – Faculty and Graduate Students Only) gsu_button
GALILEO Databases gsu_button
E-reserves Submission Form (Faculty Only) gsu_button
Electronic Course Reserves Ask your course instructor for password.
Books 24×7 Register for a Books 24×7 account using your GSU email address.

Campus ID & Password

Many resources require the CampusID for off-campus access. Please visit the CampusID web page to activate your CampusID or to change your CampusID password.

GALILEO Password

  • To look up the current GALILEO password:
    • Login to your GIL account and select the Galileo Password tab.
    • Login to Brightspace (D2L). The GALILEO password is in the left column.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Any faculty, staff, or student requiring an additional layer of security while working on the network from an off-campus location should use the Virtual Private Network, or VPN.

Troubleshooting Connection Issues

If you’re having trouble connecting to library resources, try the following steps:

  • Ensure that your login information is correct.
  • Make sure that you are using GSU library resources by starting your work at the GSU library website ( and not at a search engine or the open web.
  • Check your computer’s firewall and anti-virus settings to make sure that the library’s content is not being blocked.
  • Make sure that your institution allows access to the library’s content.  Users who try to access from other institutions (such as public schools, colleges, universities or businesses) may be blocked by their institution’s network settings.
  • If you need further assistance, just Ask a Librarian for more help.