The Main and Science Libraries will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
In partnership with the Office of Sustainability, we’ve started circulating Bulldog Bikes from the Main and Science Libraries. The Libraries have bikes at each location which can be checked out from the circulation desks. Helmets are also available.
This service is available to current students, staff, faculty. Bikes are checked out for the day with no restrictions to staying on campus. The eventual goal is to be able to return the bikes to either Main or Science but currently they must be returned to the location from which they were borrowed.
The Office of Sustainability is excited to partner with the Libraries and hopes that this will expand their program. Inquiries can be directed to the circulation desks, email@example.com or 706-542-3256.
The bikes & racks are located at Main between the library and Dean Rusk Hall and at Science by the steps leading to and from the parking lot.
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!
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 (http://www.libs.uga.edu/magil/about/interim-access.html). 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.
The Curriculum Materials Library will be closing for renovations. The week of April 13th, we’ll be partially closed. We will have some access but will begin packing our collection. Beginning April 20th we will be completely closed. The CML should reopen in early June. For more information, please visit our LibGuide.
A plumbing failure early Friday morning led to the flooding of parts of the basement and sub-basement of the Main Library. The water reached parts of the microform (microfilm, microfiche, etc.) area of the basement. As a result, clean-up crews will be working over the weekend and the microform area will be closed. We will reevaluate conditions in the microform area Monday morning.
In addition, the Map and Government Information Library (MAGIL) will remain closed until further notice.
The Map and Government Information Library (MAGIL) is currently closed due to a flood caused by a plumbing failure in the Main Library sub-basement. Fortunately, it appears that the effect on the collection, itself, is minor as the material is on shelving systems that keep the lowest items a few inches off the floor level.
We do not yet have an estimated date that MAGIL will reopen to the public. We have begun work on recovery, which will include drying out the space, temporary relocation of the collection materials, and removal and replacement of carpet and other flooring.
More information will be provided on the duration of the closure as work progresses.
Spring Break starts this Friday – are you prepared? By which, of course, we mean, Have you picked out what book to read???
We’ve picked some good beach reads and then thoughtfully made them beach ready by putting them in a sand- and water- proof bag. (Preservation librarian approved!) Stop by the Main Library and check one (or two or however many you want) out.
This will be a quickie display – it’ll come down the Friday of Spring Break, March 13, or when the books all get checked out, whichever comes first.
On Friday, February 13th, the Libraries Staff Association will be holding its annual Flower and Bake Sale! It will be from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Main and Science Libraries, and the MLC will hold its flower sale from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
All baked goods will be $1! Roses, carnations, and other foliage will be available so you can create your own bouquet! You can also pre-order a bouquet at http://www.libs.uga.edu/lsa/lsaflowers.html. We accept cash or checks. Come by and pick something up for your sweetheart…or yourself!
For the month of February, our book displays at Main, Science, and the Curriculum Materials Library feature books set in hot or cold climates/weather. The groundhog said six more weeks of winter – if that prospect delights you, pick up a book about Arctic exploration or murder most foul during a blizzard. If the prospect of more winter is more than you can take, pick up a book set in a jungle or a desert or on a beach.
The Main Library has mostly fiction with some history non-fiction and art books thrown in too. The Science Library has non-fiction from the fields of science and technology, as well as fiction from their Leisure Reading collection. The Curriculum Materials Library (on the second floor of the Aderhold education building) has a mix of adult fiction from Main, as well as Young Adult and Juvenile literature from its own collection.
The Main Library is also keeping track of which books get picked up to see if our readers are longing for the heat or relishing the cold. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed (@ugalibs) for updates on which way the gauge is leaning. We’ll also be rotating out books to keep the selection fresh all month long, so check the table more than once to see if something catches your eye.
For your convenience, once you’ve finished a book, all items can be returned to any of the three branches. Happy reading!