History of the Map and Government Information Library
The Map and Government Information Library (MAGIL) was created in 2012, when the Map Library was merged with the government documents collections of the UGA Libraries and moved to the sub-basement of the Main Library on North Campus.
Originally located in the Science Library, in the spring of 2005 the Map Room collections were moved off campus to the Thomas Textile Building. This location proved to be a bit dangerous for the newly-renamed Map Library. During its 7 years at the end of Milledge Avenue, a car crashed into the building on two separate occasions. After the second incident, a guard rail was erected in front of the building, effectively serving as a deterrent to further car-related incidents. Car parts, pieces of brick and mortar, and a road sign are kept in storage at the Map and Government Information Library as mementos of the former Map Library's often exciting time off campus. Pictures of the aftermath of these events can be found on our Cars in the former Map Library page.