Reminder: Students, Patrons Required to Wear Masks at UGA Libraries

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At UGA Libraries, we ask that students and patrons remain curious and courteous, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

All staff and visitors are required to wear masks, in accordance with the University System of Georgia policy in place since the buildings reopened in summer 2020. This includes all open study areas and group studying at the Main Library, Science Library, Miller Learning Center, Carnegie Library, Special Collections Libraries, and branch locations for art, music, and curriculum materials.

Security staff regularly monitor study locations for mask usage and will ask repeat violators to leave if they are found to be noncompliant.

Individual study carrels in the upper floors of the Main and Science buildings and outdoor spots can allow for students to study without masks, but students should keep their mouth and nose covered in interior study spots unless alone in a study room. While stationary and socially distanced from others, momentary breaks are allowed while actively eating or drinking.

“To prepare a healthy environment for studying, facilities staff regularly disinfect library facilities, and furniture has been rearranged to allow for social distancing. However, we need our visitors to help us maintain these safe study spaces,” said University Librarian Toby Graham. “Please make use of the sanitizing spaces located throughout our facilities, and above all, wear a mask to keep all of us healthy.”

In addition, students and patrons can take advantage of the libraries’ digital resources at home, and they can chat with a librarian online at

For more information on the Libraries’ conduct policy, see