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!
If you are graduating this semester, CONGRATULATIONS!!
Before leaving campus, please check your library account and clear all outstanding obligations by doing the following:
- Check your “My Account” record.
- Return all books before leaving campus even if they are not due.
- Pay all fines and fees. Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card.
- Please return all books and pay all fines/fees by Monday, December 15, 2014.
If you have any questions about your account, please contact:
Access Services – Main Library
Access Services – Science Library
After graduation, you may sign up for borrowing privileges from the UGA Libraries through the following programs:
Due to licensing agreements and vendor restrictions, alumni and outside borrowers do not have remote access to GALILEO through the University of Georgia.
As a support service leading up to final exams, librarians in the Main Library are offering light proofreading of student papers. We’ll check your citations and give your paper a once-over for typographical errors and such. We’re not the Writing Center, so we’re not able to evaluate the concept, thesis, or organization of your paper, but we can spot an “it’s” when you need an “its.” We have all the citation style manuals right at our fingertips and we know how to wield a dictionary (they’re good for more than squashing bugs.)
Our proofing table will be set up in the Main Library on the first floor near the Reference Desk and will be available the following dates/times:
Monday, December 8, 6-8 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 3-5 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 10 AM-12 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 6-8 PM
Thursday, December 11, 6-8 PM
If you’d like to email the paper ahead of time (so we don’t have to read it while you watch – we promise it’s not that interesting to watch a librarian read) you can send it to email@example.com. We’ll print it, mark any errors we see, and have it waiting at the table during the times advertised above.
Also, you can come with your paper draft already printed out or we’ll print it out for you at the Reference Desk. If you make your corrections in the library, we’ll print the corrected paper for you as well.
No appointment necessary – first-come, first-served. We’ll help as many people as we can before the librarian goes home/runs out of red ink.
The Main and Science Libraries are closed:
- Saturday, November 22
- Sunday, November 23
Beginning on Monday, November 24, the Libraries will operate with reduced hours as follows:
- Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25 – 8am to 6pm
- Wednesday, November 26 – 8am to 5pm
- Thursday, November 27 – Closed for Thanksgiving
- Friday, November 28 – 12pm to 6pm
- Saturday, November 29 – Closed
Regular semester hours resume on Sunday, November 30 – 1pm to 2am
It’s Fall Break! The Main and Science Libraries are operating on the break schedule as follows:
- Thursday, October 30 – 7:30am to 9pm
- Friday, October 31 – 8am to 6pm