All Circulation services provided through the UGA Libraries' current computer system will be taken offline on Monday, May 22, in preparation for our move to a new system. Only minimal Circulation services will be available at the libraries' service points on campus and at remote sites. There will be no access to any online Circulation services (online renewals, requesting, etc.) from Monday, May 22 thru Thursday, May 25. For more information, please call 706.542.3256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The end of the school year means the beginning of summer reading programs. Let the Libraries help save you time & money. Borrow what you need! Summer Reading Lists for Local Schools matches the lists with what the Libraries own. The Curriculum Materials Library is in 207 Aderhold Hall and in addition to the titles on the lists we have thousands of other books, from board books for babies to Young Adult lit, which includes a lot of recent movies (The Fault in Our Stars, Everything, Everything, The Hunger Games, Twilight and, of course, Harry Potter for example) so we have something for everyone. And puppets. And fake food. :-)
Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush – which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades – in an exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Opening June 5, the exhibit features a complete set of Dahlonega Mint coins and illustrates how this early development of southern industrialization, while profitable, was also destructive as it remade local economies, societies, and environments. In pursuit of wealth, miners ripped apart stream beds and hillsides, cut down forests, and erected miles of wooden flumes and towns of wooden shacks. Public and private mints sprang up to transform precious metal into currency and, with the help of the state and federal governments, speculators obsessed with the prospect of riches drove the Cherokee from Georgia.
The semester intersession begins on Friday, May 5. The Libraries’ intersession hours are
- Friday, May 5 - 8am to 6pm
- Saturday, May 6 -10am to 6pm
- Sunday, May 7 - The Libraries are closed
- Monday, May 8 - 8am to 6pm
Maymester begins on Tuesday, May 9. The Libraries’ Maymester hours are:
- Monday thru Thursday - 7:30am to 8pm
- Friday - 7:30am to 6pm
- Saturday - 10am to 6pm
- Sunday - 1pm to 8pm
Intersession Hours: Curriculum Materials Library/207 Aderhold Hall
- May 4th, 5th, & 8th –Hours are 8:00-5:00
- Closed Sunday, May 7th & Sunday May 28th
- Regular Hours resume May 9th (8:00-8:00 Mon-Thurs, Friday 8:00-5:00, Closed Saturday, Open 1:00-5:00 Sunday)
Return books even when we're closed! There is a book return slot in the door to the RIGHT of the CML entrance.
Orientations on the New GIL-Find will be held in the Main Library's Instruction Lab at the times listed below. No registration is necessary.
- Monday, June 5, 2:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 6, 11:00 a.m
- Wednesday, June 7, 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.
- Friday, June 9, 1:00 p.m.
Get your GIL Express requests in now!
The GIL Express service will be on hiatus from May 5 through May 26 during the transition to the new library system. While GIL Express is unavailable, please use Interlibrary Loan to get books from other USG libraries.
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from the University of Georgia!
Before leaving campus, please check your library account:
The UGA Libraries, along with all other USG libraries, will be getting a new online catalog system on May 26. The new GIL-Find will combine the best features of both the current GIL-Find and GIL Classic. The new system is from Ex Libris, a global leader in library automation with a long history of working with the UGA and USG libraries.
Service interruptions are expected to be minimal, but users should be aware of these dates:
The Hargrett Library and the ITA Men’s Tennis Hall of Fame will be co-hosting a panel discussion on the history of the NCAA Tennis Championships in Athens on Wednesday, May 3, at the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Special Collection Libraries. The discussion is free and open to the public, and will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
When the NCAAs return to Athens for the 29th time beginning May 18, it will mark the 45th anniversary of the championships’ first appearance at Georgia’s tennis facility, now called the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Georgia men’s tennis coach Manuel Diaz was a Bulldog freshman playing for Magill when the NCAAs first arrived in 1972; he’s now in his 29th season as the Bulldogs’ head coach and has won three of his four national championships on the Dogs’ home courts.