Information for Visitors to the UGA Libraries

Alumni

Alumni will need an Alumni Association card in order to borrow materials. Visit the UGA Alumni Association, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to obtain a card.

Other Borrowers (non-UGA or University system affiliates, visitors)

Other Borrowers will need to apply for UGA Library privileges. Please see the link for details.

University System of Georgia affiliates (faculty, staff, and students)

Bring your University ID card to borrow from our collections.

Online Resources and Computing

The UGA Libraries subscribe to hundreds of research databases, over 48,000 electronic journals, and approximately 400,000 full-text e-books, which visitors can access on campus.

Members of the general public may use public-access computing stations at the Main Library and Miller Learning Center (ask for login credentials at the security desk), as well as the Science Library.

Research Help

Librarians are available to help you in person at each library, as well as by phone (706-542-3251), email, and chat.

Genealogy

The Main Library and the Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library contain genealogical materials. Ask for help at the reference desk in the Main Library, or in the Special Collections building.

Printing and Copying

Visitors may use a credit or debit card to use a WEPA print station. Alternatively, visitors may purchase a VTS card to use library printers and copiers. VTS card vending machines are located at the Main Library, Science Library, Miller Learning Center, and Aderhold Hall. Black-and-white printing costs 6¢  per page. Color printing costs 50¢ per page. Microfilm/microfiche printing costs 10¢  per page. Black-and-white photocopies are 9¢  per page

Libraries and Collections

Main Library

The Main Library holds materials relating to the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts. It also houses the Media Desk and Map & Government Information Library. Additionally, it is the home of the Digital Humanities Lab, the Digital Library of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press, the Georgia Review, and the office of President Emeritus Michael Adams. 

Science Library

Located in the Boyd Graduate Studies Building, the Science Library houses materials related to the natural, physical, and life sciences, as well as medical and technical subjects. It is also home to the Makerspace and the South Campus Writing Center. Please visit the Science Library's web page at libs.uga.edu/science.

Miller Learning Center

The MLC is a collaborative effort of the University Libraries, Enterprise Information Technology Service (EITS) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The MLC offers beautiful study spaces including 96 group study rooms; hundreds of computers, printing, and tech lending (laptops, DSLR cameras, projectors, and more); great classrooms hosting courses from across the disciplines; and support for teaching and learning with full time computing, research and classroom support staff on hand. It's also home to Jittery Joe's for coffee and snacks and, during the fall and spring semesters, is open 24 hours.

Special Collections Libraries

The Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building houses:

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, including University Archives
The Richard B. Russell Jr. Library for Political Research and Studies
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.

Carnegie Library

The Carnegie Library Learning Center supports the UGA College of Public Health and Augusta University Medical College programs on the Health Sciences Campus.

Map & Government Information Library

The Map and Government Information Library (MAGIL) is located in the sub-basement of the Main Library on North Campus.

MAGIL's mission is to provide bibliographic, physical and intellectual access to cartographic and government information in all formats.

The UGA Libraries serves as Georgia's regional depository for documents published by the Federal government as well as the official depository for documents published by the State of Georgia. Its collections also include select international and United Nations documents. Cartographic resources include maps, aerial photography and remote sensed imagery, atlases, city directories, digital spatial data, and reference materials, with a particular emphasis on the State of Georgia. 

Curriculum Materials Library

The Curriculum Materials Library, located in room 207 of Aderhold Hall, is a cooperative effort between the UGA Libraries and the College of Education. It houses curriculum materials for grades K-12 and an impressive collection of juvenile literature. Other materials available include DVDs, flashcards, educational games, and more.

Additionally, the library offers full library services, including GIL Express and Repository pick-ups, faculty deliveries, and reference conferences on a by-appointment basis. 

Music Library

Since 1995 the Music Library, located in the School of Music, has operated as a branch collection of the Main Library, with its collection of materials developed by the Music Bibliographer following existing UGA Libraries policies. The Music Library contains a number of commonly used books, scores, pedagogical materials, and major curriculum series used in elementary and secondary school music programs, and also serves as the primary access point for music audio and video recordings, as well as all music course reserve materials. Music audio formats collected include LPs, CDs and audio cassettes, and video formats include VHS tapes, 12" Laserdiscs, and DVDs.