Free coffee at the Science Library, May 1 and 2

April 30, 2014 – 11:44 AM - Liz

Hey y’all! Need extra caffeine to get you through the first couple days of finals? We have free coffee and cookies May 1st and May 2nd at the Science Library while supplies last.

Free coffee at the Science Library on May 1st and May 2nd.

April 29, 2014 – 4:00 PM - nadine

Date change for Paws & Relax!  New day:  Thursday, May 1, 11am-1pm.  Main library, Science library and the Miller Learning Center.

Many dogs are afraid of thunder, so if they came on Wednesday, they’d need the therapy more than us!


Reading Day Popcorn at the MLC

April 28, 2014 – 12:42 PM - Amy Watts

Reading Day Popcorn

Tuesday, April 29, 2-3:30 p.m.
MLC, 2nd floor, near Jittery Joe’s

Crunchy snacks improve memory and concentration: it’s totally true! (We think.)

UGA Libraries’ Information for Graduating Students

April 28, 2014 – 12:40 PM - maryp

For graduating students  -  Spring Semester 2014:

Before leaving campus, please check your library account and clear all outstanding obligations. Here’s how:

Check here -  My Library Account  – to review your library account information.

Return all books before leaving campus even if they are not due.

Pay all fines and fees. You may pay by cash, check or credit card.
Records with outstanding library obligations will be blocked with the Registrar.

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 graduating, you will be eligible to borrow books from the UGA Libraries through the following programs:

Alumni Association
Outside Borrowers Program

These programs do not provide access to online databases or the GALILEO password.

Information about Registration, Records, Academic Calendars, and Graduation can be found at the Office of the Registrar’s webpage.

Russell Library to Present Smithsonian Poster Exhibit Encouraging Dialogue on Positive Social Change

April 22, 2014 – 3:52 PM - Richard B. Russell Library

FSG-CtP-smallgraphic-portraitA new exhibit intended to inspire people of all ages to create positive social change, Choosing to Participate, opens May 2 at the Richard B. Russell Library Gallery on the University of Georgia campus.

A set of 11 graphically compelling posters developed by The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the educational organization Facing History and Ourselves serves as the core of the exhibit. The posters present the experiences of individuals and communities, explore the impact of cultural differences, and encourage viewers to consider the consequences of everyday choices—to discover how “little things are big”—and to make a difference in their own communities. The poster set is being distributed at no cost to schools, libraries, museums, and community organizations through partnerships including Teaching Tolerance, Boys & Girls Club of America and the American Library Association.

The Richard B. Russell Library is a political archives documenting politics and policy making in the state of Georgia from 1900 through the present. Utilizing the library’s collections, research assistant Sarah Hughes, a University of Georgia student majoring in international affairs, served as guest curator for the exhibit. The primary documents and artifacts on display extend, respond, and reflect the themes expressed in the posters and prompt visitors to engage in dialogue around the topics presented. A companion website ( features a host of resources for teachers, families, and communities. Special thanks to the Walmart Foundation, the national Sponsor of Choosing to Participate. Support for distribution to Teaching Tolerance made possible by the Malka Fund.

The Russell Library gallery is free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. For more information on the exhibit, email or call 706-542-5788. Choosing to Participate will remain on display through August 30.

Proofreading service at Main Library, Wed Apr 23

April 21, 2014 – 5:39 PM - Amy Watts

prooferpuffProof Your Paper

Wednesday, April 23, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Main Library, 1st floor Study Area

We can’t write it for you, but we can reduce typos and other minor errors that will ruin your days and haunt your nights. Citations checked as well.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection: administrative files available for research

April 21, 2014 – 10:53 AM - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection, Series 1: Administrative Files is now open for research. These files encompass the work of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in terms of how it was managed and operated. Included are founding documents, artist files, photographs, exhibit files, and documentation of grants and sponsors.

This series is the first of several to become available as processing of the materials continues.

Finals Week at the Science Library

April 17, 2014 – 12:07 PM - Liz

Finals week is upon us! Here is the short list of events held at the Science Library. Check our website and Facebook for more details as the time draws  nigh.


Confederate Constitution to be displayed April 25

April 15, 2014 – 11:48 AM - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving  signed manuscript of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be displayed April 25 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 commemorate Confederate Memorial Day. Observances this year focus on 1864, the final year of the war’s Sesquicentennial. Part of the exhibit is devoted to the photographs — then a new phenomenon — of George Barnard, Gen. W.T. Sherman’s mapmaker.

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Frances Mayes to read from latest memoir April 16

April 7, 2014 – 1:59 PM - Jean Cleveland

Frances Mayes, the author of three best-selling books about her life in Italy, will speak at the University of Georgia Libraries April 16.

A poet and former professor of creative writing, Mayes achieved widespread popularity writing about her life in Italy restoring a crumbling villa, beginning with Under the Tuscan Sun in 1996. It was on the New York Times best-seller list for two years.

Mayes will read from her latest memoir, Under Magnolia, which revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald. In Under Magnolia, she explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family.

The 4 p.m. event is open free to the public and will be held at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, followed by a book signing and reception. Parking is available in the adjacent Hull Street Parking Deck.

“Mayes brings her poetic voice to her two most popular works, Under the Tuscan Sun (1996) and Bella Tuscany (1999),” wrote Mae Miller Claxton of Western Carolina University, in Mayes’ entry in the Georgia Encyclopedia. “The former opens with the purchase of an Italian villa outside the town of Cortona, Italy, and details its renovation and the discovery of a vibrant new culture. The work began as a blank book entitled ‘Italy,’ where Mayes included lists of wildflowers, words, sketches, and planting advice. Under the Tuscan Sun thus became a memoir/cookbook/travel guide/renovation and gardening manual.”

Under the Tuscan Sun was made into a 2003 movie starring Diane Lane.