Main and Science Libraries — Labor Day Weekend Hours

September 4, 2015 – 4:42 PM - maryp

The Libraries’ hours for the Labor Day Weekend are:

Saturday, September 5 – CLOSED – Home Game Day

Sunday, September 6 – 1pm to 9pm

Monday, September 7 – CLOSED – Labor Day

The Libraries’ will resume regular fall semester hours on Tuesday, September 9.

CML Closed Sept 6th

September 4, 2015 – 3:31 PM - cbuss

The Curriculum Materials Library will be closed  Sunday September 6th &  Monday the 7th for the Labor Day Holiday. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, September 8th.

UGA Libraries Launches New Service

September 2, 2015 – 4:08 PM - maryp

Do you need a book from the Main Library but can’t make it to North Campus? Not sure where the Curriculum Materials Library is located but really want to read Divergent? We can help with that.

On September 2, the UGA Libraries launched a book retrieval service for UGA students, faculty, and staff. Requests may be made online through the UGA Libraries’ catalog (GIL) for available items in the Main, Science, and Curriculum Materials Libraries. We will deliver the books you request to any of several library locations. You will be notified by e-mail when books are ready to be picked up.

Contact the UGA Libraries’ Access Services department for more information at 706-542-3256 or

Lost Something? Check MLC Lost and Found

August 20, 2015 – 2:13 PM - amber

Lost something? MLC Lost & Found is located at the Security Desk in room 210 near Jittery Joe’s. See floorplans for location. All items found in the building are brought to this location. See the Lost & Found page for our retention policy.

Natural History Exhibit opens for “Set Off for Georgia …”

August 19, 2015 – 4:50 PM - Jean Cleveland

Manuscripts, engravings and maps from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, as well as specimens from the Georgia Museum of Natural History are among the items available for examination in an exhibit now open at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The exhibit is a companion to a series of events commemorating the 250th anniversary of the natural history expedition of John and William Bartram.

Original landscapes by Athens artist Philip Juras are focal points of the exhibit. Juras depicts the southern wilderness as William Bartram described it. His award-winning book, The Southern Frontier: Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels” is available from the University of Georgia Press.

Diary excerpts, illustrations and rare natural history books from the Hargrett collections are enhanced with specimens loaned from the GMNH, including flora and fauna, indigo, silk worm cocoons and remnants of the giant oyster shells once found on Georgia’s coast.

The exhibit will be on display until Dec. 24.

More information and a schedule are here: (



Stephen Elliot Draper Center and Archives for the Waters of Georgia in History, Law and Policy exhibit

August 19, 2015 – 4:36 PM - Jean Cleveland

This annual exhibit contains materials from the Stephen Elliot Draper Collection of British & American Waterways in History and Law — rare books, treatises, manuscripts, maps, correspondence, laws, reports, drawings and ephemera that chronicle the early history of water use and development in Europe and the Americas. Featured as well are materials from the Archives for the Waters of Georgia in History, Law and Policy.

On display through October

Tracing the Bartrams

August 19, 2015 – 4:15 PM - Jean Cleveland

“An Itinerary of Discovery — Tracing the Bartrams Across the South” is the focus of the second event in the series Retracing the route of John and William Bartram through the Southeast is as challenging as it is rewarding. An academic challenge is that the Bartrams travelled through regions of Georgia and Florida that were either uninhabited or so thinly settled that roads were not well documented on contemporary maps. Another challenge is that, in many places, what was wilderness in 1765 is now urban and suburban communities with modern roads and a lot of traffic. Brad Sanders will discuss the maps and historical resources that can be used to recreate the route of the Bartrams and the rewards of getting on the road and actually following in their footsteps.

Brad Sanders is author of Guide to William Bartram’s Travels and the publisher of Traveller, the newsletter of the Bartram Trail Conference. He is on the board of the Bartram Trail Conference and is the web master of their web site. Sanders lives in Athens and is a retired high school teacher.

The presentation will be followed by a reception and gallery tour, led by Brad Sanders and Mary Ellen Brooks, Curator Emerita of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.


August 19, 2015 – 4:14 PM - Jean Cleveland

A new single, “Bulldog Bite,” was playing on everyone’s radio. Buck Belue headed up UGA’s potent offense, along with the season’s breakout star, future Heisman winner Herschel Walker.  The “Track People” were cheering for the “Silver Britches” in a final, boisterous hurrah.

It was 1980 and the University of Georgia Bulldogs were on their way to being “Unbeaten, Untied, Unbelievable“ and capturing a national championship. Those glory days are being revisited this fall at the Russell Special Collections Libraries with an exhibit of materials from the UGA Athletic Association archives.

Guided tours of the exhibit, “Undisputed,” will be offered Fridays at 3:30 p.m. before each home football fame, beginning Sept. 4.

Numerous photographs, many rarely, if ever, seen; the gleaming Silver Britches worn by the heroes of the day – Lindsay Scott,  Rex Robinson, Carnie Norris, Scott Woerner; a piece of the railroad tracks made famous by its rowdy fans are among the artifacts visitors will see. In addition to an homage to the Track People, who lost their free seats when the east end of the stadium was enclosed after the 1980 season, tribute is also paid to the late Erk Russell, Georgia’s beloved defensive coordinator who coined the term “Junkyard Dogs,” leading the Redcoat Band to break into Jim Croce’s “Bad, bad Leroy Brown” after big plays.

The Russell Special Collections Libraries, at 300 S. Hull St., are open free to the public Monday through Friday and Saturdays 1-5 p.m., except on home football game days. In addition to the football exhibit, on display through November in the rotunda, there are three museum galleries with items from each library – the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.

MLC 24/7 Hours Resume 8/17

August 17, 2015 – 2:01 PM - amber

The Miller Learning Center returns to its 24/7 schedule for fall semester on August 17. Exceptions to the 24/7 schedule, such as University holidays, are noted on our hours page. Not all services will be available 24/7, see a full list of service area hours.

Grad Student Open House Wednesday 8/12

August 11, 2015 – 8:51 AM - Kristin Nielsen

Are you a new or returning graduate student?

The UGA Libraries are holding open houses especially for you!

What: Meet your librarians, learn about key online resources and borrowing privileges, and tour the buildings. Representatives from various Libraries’ departments will be available to answer questions and demonstrate research tools including the GIL Find catalog, GALILEO system of databases, Special Collections request system, and citation management tools EndNote and RefWorks.

When: Wednesday, August 12 between 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Main Library database introductions and tours will begin at 2:15, 2:45, and 3:15.
Science Library database introductions and tours (including the MakerSpace) will begin at 2:15 and 3:15.
…but you can stop by anytime between 2:00-4:00.

Main Library (social sciences, humanities, arts, business): North Campus at the south end of the quad
Science Library (sciences, technology, agriculture): South Campus inside Boyd Graduate Research Studies

Also: door prizes and light refreshments!

We look forward to seeing you!