Book displays for February now up

February 9, 2015 – 12:20 PM - Amy Watts

For the month of February, our book displays at Main, Science, and the Curriculum Materials Library feature books set in hot or cold climates/weather16244472659_e16234d380_z. 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!


Special Collections Libraries request system to be unavailable during maintenance

February 5, 2015 – 10:10 AM - Jean Cleveland

Beginning on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 11:59 pm  to 4:00 am access to and retrieval of materials in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards collections will be unavailable while updates are made to the database server.

Join the UGA Libraries / MLC Student Advisory Group!

January 22, 2015 – 8:42 AM - caroline

Are you interested in helping us shape the future of the Libraries and MLC? We are looking for 3-5 members to join the Student Advisory Group for the coming year.

The group will meet twice annually to capture feedback from students about Libraries/MLC services, resources, facilities, and programming in order to foster communication that will improve and develop the Libraries/MLC and our role in supporting student learning. Students will serve one year terms with the option to renew.

If you would like to participate, please let us know a little about yourself and your interest in the committee by filling out the form at

We will choose 3-5 at-large members by Friday, February 6th. Questions? Please contact Caroline Barratt (


Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Library Hours

January 16, 2015 – 3:18 PM - maryp

The Main and Science Libraries will operate with reduced hours in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as follows:

Sunday, January 18 – 1PM to 9PM
Monday, January 19 – CLOSED

Regular semester hours will resume on Tuesday, January 20 – 7:30AM to 2AM.

Power restored at Main Library

January 16, 2015 – 11:19 AM - Amy Watts

The Main Library once again has power throughout the entire building.  Hooray!

Power outage at Main Library

January 16, 2015 – 10:11 AM - Amy Watts

Parts of the Main Library are temporarily without power.

What’s NOT working:

  • WEPA print kiosks on 1st and 4th floor
  • Library printers in front part of 1st floor
  • Reference desk phones

What IS working:

  • Library printers in back room of first floor
  • Access Services (Circulation) phones
  • Checking out materials at circulation desk
  • Elevators in back part of building

Expect this post to be updated as more information becomes aavailable.

Announcement via ArchNews:

The Facilities Maintenance Division reports a power outage on circuits 1 and 5 affecting buildings generally in the area from Memorial and Reed Halls northward through Journalism-Psychology, Baldwin, the Main Library, and the east side of North Campus.  The source of the problem has been traced to a switch outside Park Hall.  There is no estimated time for restoration of power, but crews are working on a way to re-route the circuits and restore power at the earliest possible time.

Special Collections Libraries Closed Monday for MLK Day

January 15, 2015 – 10:43 AM - Jean Cleveland

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of  the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Folger Librarian to speak at Book Symposium

January 8, 2015 – 12:03 PM - Jean Cleveland

booksymposiumMichael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, is the key speaker for “Libraries and Labyrinths: A Symposium,” Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Russell Special Collections Libraries auditorium. Whitmore will speak on “Reading Variety in Early Modern Print.”

A reception will follow. The event is open free to the public.

The symposium continues Friday at 9:30 a.m. with a faculty panel discussion and, at 11:15, a workshop on “Shakespeare in the Classroom.”

An exhibit featuring private press books from the Hargrett Rare Book private press collection will be on display.

Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the UGA Libraries and the UGA English Department.

Augustus Longstreet Hull: Annalist of Athens

January 8, 2015 – 11:32 AM - Jean Cleveland

The first Augustus Longstreet Hull Award in honor of significant contributions to the preservation on Athens history will be presented by the Athens Historical Society following a program on Hull, who recorded the early history of the university, in his “Historical Sketch of the University of Georgia,” and Athens, in his “Annals of Athens.”

University Archivist Emeritus Steven Brown will discuss the contributions of the early Hulls.

A reception will follow.

The event is open free to the public Sunday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Request forms working again

January 7, 2015 – 11:53 AM - Amy Watts

Thank you for your patience as our systems came back online after the break.  GIL Express and Repository requests should be working again. Please contact us if you’re encountering problems with either system.