Submitted by Camie on Fri, 03/13/2020

The University of Georgia Libraries remain UGA’s gateway to knowledge through digital resources and remote consultations with students, faculty and staff amid the campus’s transition to online instruction.

Starting Wednesday, March 17, all of the UGA Libraries’ facilities in Athens will be closed to the public through the university’s break in instruction. But librarians, archivists and professional staff will continue to provide services to faculty, students, and researchers in a variety of ways.

Our digital collection includes hundreds of research databases, more than 48,000 electronic journals, and approximately 400,000 full-text e-books, which can be searched remotely through In addition, our special collections units provide access to thousands of digitized materials, from rare books and historic maps to newsfilm, oral histories and other assets.

Students and faculty can engage with librarians through an online chat from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 1-8 p.m. on Sundays. In addition, students in need of computer or wifi access may request to use the technology in the Main Library by making an appointment at 706.542.3256.

Faculty preparing for online instruction may consult with a subject specialist librarian in their area: In addition, the Libraries' special collections units will be available by appointment for consultation with UGA researchers. To discuss your project, email

Librarians, archivists, and staff are serving faculty in other ways, including scanning books and journals to be shared with classes. UGA patrons may request books for pickup at the Main Library, in some cases, and our collection development department is accepting requests for e-book purchases. For information about how the Libraries can support online courses, see

To search for materials or learn about other ways to remotely access information, visit

For more information about UGA’s response to the COVID-19 situation, visit


Submitted by Mark Reinberger (not verified) on Wed, 03/18/2020


Can I somehow get ILL items waiting for me?

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