The semester intersession begins on Friday, December 13. The intersession hours are:
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!
Before you leave campus, please return all books (including Interlibrary Loan and GIL Express) even if they are not due.
If you have any questions about your library account, please contact:
Access Services-Main Library
- Phone: 706.542.3256
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Access Services-Science Library
- Phone: 706.542.4535
- Email: email@example.com
The Course Reserves service provided by the UGA Libraries ensures that your students have free, timely access to your choice of course-related journal articles and/or books. Requests may be submitted at any time. Requests submitted by the guarantee date will be completed by the first day of classes. For Spring Semester 2020, the guarantee date is Friday, November 29, 2019. Requests received after this date will be processed as quickly as possible, but we cannot guarantee their availability by the start of classes.
University of Georgia students can now develop—and play—virtual reality from the comfort of their dorm rooms. Two Oculus Rift VR headsets and accompanying Alienware 15 R3 gaming laptops are now available for checkout from the Science Library Makerspace. Any UGA student may borrow the equipment for a 72-hour loan period. The gaming laptops are enabled for VR prototyping and exploration and loaded with Oculus Rift, Steam and Unity Game Engine software.
This equipment is on loan from Kyle Johnsen, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering.
“The systems will help students work on virtual reality projects anywhere, without requiring access to a specialized laboratory,” Johnsen said. “[They] are specifically designed to be self-contained, with all required software and hardware to get started.”
University of Georgia Libraries’ books will soon transcend shelves and be available online to students, faculty and members of the community in Athens and around the world.
Through a new partnership with Google, about 120,000 of the Libraries’ 4.5 million volumes will be digitized, allowing further access to literary, historic, scientific and reference books and journals through UGA’s library catalog as well as one of the largest digital book collections in the world.
“The University of Georgia Libraries’ collection of 4.5 million volumes is a vast resource for students and scholars at our campuses, and the Google Books partnership extends those benefits to people across the globe,” University Librarian and Associate Provost Toby Graham said. “The ability to search through the full text of these digitized materials will make it even easier for researchers to gain access to the knowledge that helps them to better understand our world.”
UGA Libraries is hosting the 2019 Capturing Science Contest to encourage STEM communication in a diversity of formats. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for $3,000 in prizes.
Guidelines: Explain a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concept to a broader audience using any medium of your choice.
Prizes: The top three undergraduate and graduate submissions each receive prizes of $1,000, $350, and $150.
Deadline: 5:00pm, December 2, 2019
Eligibility: All currently-enrolled UGA undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Students may submit works used for other class assignments. Multiple entries are acceptable.
Contest Criteria: Submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
The Main and Science Libraries' hours for the Labor Day weekend are listed below:
- Saturday, August 31 - 10am to 7pm
- Sunday, September 1 - 1pm to 9pm
- Monday, September 2 - Closed
The Libraries will resume regular Fall Semester hours on Tuesday, September 3.
The UGA campus will not have internet for most of the day on Saturday, March 9th.
At the Special Collections Libraries, this means we will not be able to provide access to materials. If you would like to view materials on Saturday, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-542-7123 by 12pm on Friday, March 8th.
For the other campus Libraries, this means that you will not be able to login to our computers, and our systems (e.g., websites and other resources) will be inaccessible. You will still be able to check out books.
UGA will conduct network maintenance during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The University of Georgia will conduct network maintenance on Saturday, March 9 beginning at 8:00 a.m. This means that both campus internet and campus information systems will be down, possibly all day.
For the Libraries, this means that you will not be able to login to our computers, and our systems (e.g., websites and other resources) will be inaccessible. You will still be able to check out books.
Special Collections will also be affected. The outage will impact their ability to provide access to materials. If you would like to view materials on Saturday, please contact Special Collections at email@example.com or 706-542-7123 by 12pm on Friday, March 8th.
GIL and GALILEO will only be accessible if you are using a *non-UGA internet service provider* at the following URLs:
Winners of the second annual Capturing Science Contest, which challenges UGA students to communicate STEM concepts using any media or genre, have been announced.
A variety of disciplines were represented in the 36 submissions covering STEM concepts. Students submitted games, videos, poetry, art, illustrations, photography, interactive activities and displays, educational guides, a podcast, and other media. Entries were evaluated by judges according to the following criteria: clarity of expression, creativity, and appeal to a broad audience.