Due to inclement weather, the UGA Libraries are closed today, Wednesday, January 17th.
The University of Georgia, including the Russell Special Collections Libraries, will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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:
Five authors comprise the 2018 class of Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductees: Michael Bishop, Tayari Jones and Cynthia Shearer will be admitted at the November ceremony; Furman Bisher and Frances Newman will be honored posthumously.
The University of Georgia Libraries began in 2000 the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame to honor Georgia writers and to introduce the public to the library’s rich collections for research into Georgia literature and cultural history.The ceremony will be held in November, part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival.
Image Magazine, one of the area's first African American lifestyle magazines, has been digitized thanks to a $5,000 grant awarded to The Athens-Clarke County by the Digital Library of Georgia.
Image Magazine was published by Dr. Robert Harrison from 1977 through 1980, and it covered the social life of the local African American community. Harrison donated every issue of the magazine to the Athens-Clarke County Library's Heritage Room earlier this year as part of the library's Common Heritage project.
The James U. Steele Vintage Broadcast Microphone Collection is one of the most comprehensive collections of American made microphones from the first half of the 20th century and it's now available to view online.
Since the birth of broadcast radio in 1906, the microphone has been the centerpiece of emerging technologies that allowed the human voice to be heard live by vast audiences. Many microphones became icons of the radio and television industry, including the RCA 44 and 77 series microphones which seemed ubiquitous in the early television era, and the Shure 55 series, dubbed “The Elvis Microphone” for its frequent appearance on stage with Elvis Presley.
In accordance with the University's delayed opening, the Libraries will open at 10:00 a.m. today.
UGA is now a HathiTrust Digital Library partner institution.
HathiTrust preserves and provides access to content digitized from research library collections. “Full View” items may be viewed by anyone since they are no longer protected by copyright or have been given open access permission. “Limited (search only)” items are still under copyright protection. Although “Limited” items cannot be viewed online through the HathiTrust, you are searching their contents when you run a search.
The Main and Science Libraries will be closed from Saturday, December 23, 2017 thru Monday, January 1, 2018. The Libraries will open on Tuesday, January 2 and Wednesday, January 3, from 8am to 6pm.
Spring semester begins and the Libraries resume their regular semester hours on Thursday, January 4, 2018.
The Russell Special Collections Libraries will be closed for winter break beginning Saturday, Dec. 23. The Libraries, along with the rest of the University of Georgia, will re-open Jan. 2.