General Library News

UGA Libraries - Information for Graduating Students

Submitted by MaryP on Mon, 04/23/2018

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

Before leaving campus, please check your library account and clear all outstanding obligations:

  • Return all books and/or other library materials (including GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan) before leaving campus even if they are not due.
  • Pay all fines and fees by cash, check, or credit card.

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

Access Services – Main Library
Phone: 706.542.3256
Email: maincirc@uga.edu

Today's Transcribe-a-thon celebrates Douglass

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 02/14/2018

The UGA Libraries is participating in a massive, international online transcribe-a-thon today, Feb. 14, the day African American activist Frederick Douglass chose as his birthday. There's still time to join in -- until 3 pm!transcribe-a-thon

The working celebration marks Douglass’ 200th birthday.This effort, organized by the Colored Convention Project, benefits the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), and the Smithsonian Transcription Center, toward their goal to transcribe 19th-century records from the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, known as the Freedmen's Bureau. UGA joined more than 60 host groups and 1,400 individuals helping to digitally preserve the documents from this crucial humanitarian program.

"White Ribbon Army: Women’s Crusade Against the Saloon"

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 01/29/2018

“White Ribbon Army: Women’s Crusade Against the Saloon” takes a look at the Temperance Movement of the 19th century.

The exhibit, in the galleries of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library through May, draws material from several collections and is sponsored by the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History & Law (circa 1550-1920).

As the United States became urbanized and industrialized, many became concerned with social issues such as poverty and the perception of declining morals. A series of social and religious reforms, including the Temperance Movement, swept the country.

UGA Main and Science Libraries - MLK Holiday Hours

Submitted by MaryP on Fri, 01/12/2018

The Main and Science Libraries’ hours for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday are:

  • Sunday, January 14                 1:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Monday, January 15                 CLOSED

The Libraries' regular spring semester hours resume on Tuesday, January 16. Regular semester hours for the Main and Science Libraries are: