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.
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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.”
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 Main and Science Libraries hours for Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
- Sunday, January 20 - 1pm to 9pm
- Monday, January 21 - CLOSED
Intersession hours for the Main and Science Libraries:
- Thursday, 12/13 & Friday, 12/14 - 8am to 6pm
- Saturday, 12/15 - 10am to 6pm
- Sunday, 12/16 - CLOSED
- Monday, 12/17 thru Thursday, 12/20 - 8am to 6pm
- Friday, 12/21 - 8am to 5pm
- Saturday, 12/22 thru Sunday, 12/30 - CLOSED
- Monday, 12/31 - 8am to 5pm
- Tuesday, 1/1/2019 - CLOSED
- Wednesday, 1/2 thru Friday, 1/4 - 8am to 6pm
- Saturday, 1/5 - 10am to 6pm
- Sunday, 1/6 - 1pm to 9pm
- Monday, 1/7 and Tuesday, 1/8 - 8am to 6pm
The Libraries resume their regular semester hours on Wednesday, January 9 with the beginning of Spring Semester.
The Libraries will operate with shortened hours for the Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving Break hours for the Main and Science Libraries are:
- Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20 - 8am to 6pm
- Wednesday, November 21 - 8am to 5pm
- Thursday, November 22 - CLOSED
- Friday, November 23 - 12pm to 6pm
On Saturday, November 24, the Libraries will be closed for the home football game - UGA vs. GA Tech. The outside book drop at the Main Library will be locked.
The Libraries will resume their regular Fall semester hours on Sunday, November 25.
The libraries will be closed on Saturday, November 10 for the home football game - UGA vs. Auburn. The libraries will resume their regular fall semester hours on Sunday, November 11.
The Main and Science Libraries will operate with shorter hours on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26.
The libraries' Fall Break hours are:
Thursday, October 25 - 7:30am to 9pm
Friday, October 26 - 8am to 6pm
The Main and Science Libraries will close on Saturday, October 6 for the Homecoming football game - Georgia vs. Vanderbilt. The Libraries will resume their regular semester hours on Sunday, October 7.
The regular Fall Semester hours for the Main and Science Libraries are:
- Monday thru Thursday - 7:30am to 2am
- Friday - 7:30am to 9pm
- Saturday - 10am to 7pm
- Sunday - 1pm to 2am