Welcome from the University Librarian
Welcome to the University of Georgia Libraries!
Our purpose is to advance the University’s mission by providing the best possible access to recorded knowledge, actively contribute to the success of students and faculty through teaching and research services provided in physical and virtual environments that enhance learning and intellectual creativity, and exemplify the University’s strategic priority to serve the citizens of Georgia and beyond.
The Libraries provide their services at nine locations on the Athens campus, among them the Main Library, Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Science Library, Russell Special Collections Building, and Health Sciences Carnegie Library, which receive more than three million visits per year. They offer extensive hours, including 24/7 operation at the Miller Learning Center.
We provide a vast array of electronic and print resources. A good place to start is our multi-search tool on the Libraries homepage. Librarians are available to help you in person or via our online chat service.
Our librarians and archivists also welcome the opportunity to advance our commitment to the “teaching library” by working with faculty and students through classroom research instruction and experiential learning opportunities. Our librarians teach about a thousand sessions per year helping students to acquire the research skills needed to be successful in their courses and subsequent endeavors. I encourage UGA faculty to reach out to the Subject Specialist Librarians for their discipline to discuss instructional support or for any library-related need.
The UGA Libraries offer distinctive, nationally significant special collections, including the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and Walter J. Brown Media Archive and Peabody Awards Collection. These libraries, housed at the Russell Special Collections Building, have a unique role in creating an environment of discovery among our students and faculty, the public, and a national and international clientele of researchers.
The most used technology labs at UGA are at Libraries locations. Along with general computing, the Miller Learning Center offers device check-out and media production support. The Main Library is home to the Willson Center Digital Humanities Lab and our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab. The Science Library provides a MakerSpace (3-D printing and virtual reality) and an informatics visualization/collaboration space.
Publishing over 60 scholarly and regional titles per year, the University of Georgia Press is a component of the Libraries, as is the distinguished literary magazine, the Georgia Review. We host the Digital Library of Georgia providing a massive free and open online collection on our state’s history and life, and the Russell Library manages the Georgia Capitol Museum in Atlanta.
Please come visit us at one of the UGA Libraries locations or contact a librarian to explore how we can be a vital part of your experience at the University of Georgia.
Dr. Toby Graham was named University Librarian and Associate Provost at the University of Georgia effective September 1, 2014. He has served in multiple capacities at UGA including Deputy University Librarian and Director of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Acting University Librarian, and Director of the Digital Library of Georgia. Please see his curriculum vitae for more information.