The University of Georgia Libraries will open to the public Aug. 10 with measures in place to promote the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening comes as UGA prepares to welcome students for fall classes beginning Aug. 20.
UGA Libraries will continue to provide course reserve services for faculty planning their courses for the fall semester, with some changes due to the COVID-19 situation. Requests submitted by July 17 are guaranteed to be completed and accessible by the first day of fall semester classes.
This academic year, the Libraries encourage instructors to utilize electronic course reserve resources, which can integrate with eLC and limit students’ need to access physical materials and spaces. Electronic course reserves also allow students to access materials after the Thanksgiving break and position faculty for a potential pivot back to online instruction at any point in the semester.
In compliance with the governor’s stay-at-home order, UGA Libraries will no longer offer book pickup or scanning services.
This applies to all outstanding book requests, including interlibrary loan requests, slated to be picked up at the Main Library, until further notice.
We encourage you to continue to take use of the libraries’ digital resources at libs.uga.edu.
During the University of Georgia’s spring break March 7-15, students, faculty and staff may continue to visit UGA Libraries, although various locations will operate on a different schedule.
The Main Library on North Campus and the Science Library on South Campus will close on Sunday, March 8 and reopen 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13. The locations will return to normal business hours on Saturday, March 14.
The Miller Learning Center will be closed over the weekend, March 7-8, and operate reduced hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13. The facility will close on Saturday, March 14, reopening at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 15 to resume normal 24-hour-a-day operations.
Beginning Monday, May 13, most Kanopy streaming videos will need to be requested before viewing.
Previously, UGA users were able to view many films on the Kanopy site simply by opening them. After a film received a small number of views – no matter how brief – the UGA Libraries had to pay a substantial annual license fee for that film. As use has increased, our costs have risen sharply to the point that we can no longer afford to offer unmediated access. While moving to request-based (mediated) access may not be as convenient, we are making this change to enable us to continue to provide access to Kanopy films but in a more sustainable way.
Lonnie King, an Arlington, Georgia, native and co-founder of the Atlanta Student Movement died early this morning (Tuesday, March 5, 2019). He was 82 years old.
The University of Georgia will conduct network maintenance on Saturday, March 9 beginning at 8:00 a.m. This means that both campus internet and campus information systems will be down, possibly all day.
For the Libraries, this means that you will not be able to login to our computers, and our systems (e.g., websites and other resources) will be inaccessible. You will still be able to check out books.
Special Collections will also be affected. The outage will impact their ability to provide access to materials. If you would like to view materials on Saturday, please contact Special Collections at email@example.com or 706-542-7123 by 12pm on Friday, March 8th.
GIL and GALILEO will only be accessible if you are using a *non-UGA internet service provider* at the following URLs:
In accordance with the University's late opening on Tuesday, Dec 11th, due to possible bad weather, the UGA Libraries will be opening at 10:00 a.m.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the UGA Libraries are joining forces with the English Department to offer a host of Frankenstein related activities in the month of October. The Frankenreads events are part of an international celebration organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America.
On Halloween, Wednesday October 31st our Frankenread will begin in UGA’s Main Library at 8am and continue until 6pm. In the spirit of the novel’s multiple voices, readers will be drawn from across the campus and the larger Athens community. The Frankenread will be accompanied by a slideshow of images drawn from popular culture and curated by Dr. Christopher Pizzino (UGA English).
The guarantee date for Spring Semester course reserves requests is December 11, 2017. Requests submitted by this date are guaranteed to be available on the first day of class for the Spring Semester. Requests can be submitted at any time. Course reserves requests for the Spring Semester that are received after December 11, 2017 will be processed as quickly as possible, but we cannot guarantee the availability of the material by the start of classes. Course reserves materials may be available as print reserves or e-reserves.