Graduating Student Information from the UGA Libraries

April 27, 2015 – 12:26 PM - maryp

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from the University of Georgia!

Before leaving campus, please check your library account and clear outstanding obligations by doing the following:

Check your “My Account” record.

Return all books (including GIL Express and Inter-library Loan books) before leaving campus even if they are not due.

Pay fines and fees. Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card.

Please return all books and pay fines/fees by Monday, May 4, 2015.

If you have any questions about your account, please contact:

Access Services – Main Library
Phone: 706.542.3256

Access Services – Science Library
Phone: 706.542.4535

After graduation, you can borrow books from the UGA Libraries through the following programs:

Alumni Association
Outside Borrowers Program

Due to licensing agreements and vendor restrictions, alumni and outside borrowers do not have remote access to GALILEO databases through the University of Georgia.

Exhibit: “Both Sides: Destruction and Pain in the Civil War”

April 22, 2015 – 3:41 PM - Jean Cleveland

This exhibit features newly acquired letters of a Union soldier involved in the bombardment of Fort Pulaski as well as a very rare letter by the Confederate Commanding Officer at Fort Pulaski reporting his thoughts and actions during the siege. Additional items on display are medical books published specifically for military surgeons who had limited battlefield medical experience. These books covered topics such as bandaging and amputations. The amputation kit belonging to Dr. William Preston Harden of Watkinsville, Georgia is also on display. Through August 14.

Additionally, Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South, by Brian Craig Miller and published by the UGA Press, is the April selection for The Rest of the Story Book Club at the Special Collections Libraries. In this highly original and deeply researched work, Miller explores the ramifications of amputation on the Confederacy both during and after the Civil War and sheds light on how dependency and disability reshaped southern society. The group will meet April 28.

More info about the book

To follow book club news, sign up at the Facebook page

Confederate Constitution to be displayed April 24

April 17, 2015 – 2:33 PM - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving  signed manuscript of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be displayed April 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Building Special Collections Libraries.

Displayed only one day each year due to its fragility, the Constitution and an accompanying exhibit of related Civil War materials, including illustrations from Harper’s of President Lincoln’s funeral and information on battlefield medical practices, will be on display through summer.  Items from a newly acquired collection providing a first-hand account of  the Union bombardment of Fort Pulaski, will also be featured.

More information




Georgia Writers Hall of Fame: Recent news

April 9, 2015 – 2:36 PM - Amy Watts

The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame recognizes Georgia writers, past and present, whose work reflects the character of the state — its land and people. Its honorees are a diverse, talented group. Here are some recent news items regarding GAWHoF Honorees.

Flannery O’Connor

O’Connor’s birthday was March 25, so several of the stories were pegged to that.

Pat Conroy

Johnny Mercer

National Recording Registry To “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”

Margaret Mitchell

Alice Walker

Zora Hurston, Alice Walker Ties Explored In Writers Series – with audio of recent lecture by UGA professor Valerie Boyd

James Dickey

T.C. Boyle’s 6 favorite books that explore man’s inherent violence – includes Dickey’s Deliverance

All of our Georgia Writers Hall of Fame news posts can be found on our Tumblr

Undergrads: Want free pizza?

April 9, 2015 – 10:36 AM - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

If you like pizza, and you would like to share your thoughts about the UGA Libraries web site, this opportunity is for you!

We’re working on a redesign of our web site, and we need some undergraduate students to take part in a focus group to help us figure out the best design.

Here’s what it involves:

  • The focus group will last no more than an hour, from 11:30-12:30 on Tuesday, April 21st at the Main Library.
  • We’ll provide free pizza and soft drinks.
  • We’ll ask the group some broad questions about the site, what you think of it, how we might improve it, etc. It will be a casual conversation, with one librarian leading the discussion, and a couple of librarians observing and taking notes.
  • We will not be recording the focus group, and all your comments will be kept anonymous.

We plan to have 8 students in the group, and we want to get a representative sample from across the University.

Please email Deborah Stanley at if you are interested in taking part!

CML Closed Sunday, April 5th

April 2, 2015 – 10:56 AM - cbuss

The CML will be closed this Sunday, April 5th.

Also, our renovation time is fast approaching. If you think you will need something from the CML before the end of May, now is a good time to charge it out. For complete information on the renovation work, please see the information in our LibGuide.

Map and Government Information Library now open

April 2, 2015 – 9:59 AM - Jean Cleveland
 MAGIL and the microform areas of the Main Library are back in operation, following recovery from a watery mishap. 
Thank you for your patience!

LSA Books & Baked Goods Sale

April 1, 2015 – 10:42 AM - Amy Watts

The LSA Spring Book and Bake Sale is Thursday, April 2!

It will be from 10:00 am-3:00 pm in the Lobby of the Main Library, (although we never guarantee that the baked goods will last that long – so yummy). There will be a bake sale in the Science Library from 10:00 am – 2:oo pm.

Please join us and enjoy tasty sweets made by library staff, and take home a book or several (or a CD, or a DVD…) for a bargain price!


Update on MAGIL and microform areas

March 27, 2015 – 2:22 PM - Jean Cleveland

The microform area in the Main basement is expected to open to the public this weekend, barring any unforeseen setback preventing them from completing work today.

In MAGIL, new carpet is being installed, but some work on the movable shelves remains. Based on the latest information from Parker Young Construction, we believe MAGIL will be ready to reopen in the early to middle part of next week.

The areas sustained water damage March 13.


MAGIL and microform areas closed

March 24, 2015 – 3:21 PM - Jean Cleveland

The MAGIL (Map and Government Information Library) and the microform (microfilm and microfiche) areas of the Main Library will remain closed for approximately two weeks due to water damage. 

In MAGIL, staff will be able to retrieve some materials from collections ( Due to the movement of the microform cabinets for the purposes of restoring the impacted basement area, we will not be able to retrieve material from that space.

Limited reference assistance is also available by:

Phone: 8:30am-5:30pm Monday through Friday: 706-542-0690


Parker Young Construction and FireStar have been on site regarding  efforts to dry, clean, and repair the portions of MAGIL and the basement microform area impacted. They are currently estimating that work will be complete in both areas in the next two weeks. This timeline is subject to change.