Webinar Series to Teach Students How to Make Use of UGA’s Library Services at a Distance

Submitted by amywatts on Mon, 04/06/2020

When UGA students need help on a research project or a paper, they know to head to one of our Libraries. But when they are miles from campus, it might seem like that help is out of reach.

Yet while our campus and our locations are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and statewide shelter-in-place order, the services and resources of the libraries are available virtually.

Our librarians are available via our online chat, email and individual remote consultation, and many of our books and resources are available digitally.

We know that it can be difficult to find the tools that you need, so the Libraries and the Office of Online Learning are hosting a series of webinars to help you navigate the library at a distance and ask our librarians questions.

SERVICE UPDATE: No book pickup or scanning at this time

Submitted by amywatts on Sat, 04/04/2020

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.

UGA Libraries to host book reading for Grady alum Oakley

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 01/13/2020

Author Colleen Oakley will return to her alma mater to read from her latest novel.

The book event will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the University of Georgia’s Miller Learning Center. Sponsored by UGA’s Libraries, the event is free and open to the public, and a light reception will follow.

Oakley’s latest novel, You Were There Too, is one of O Magazine’s Top 22 Romance Books of 2020, a Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review and a Library Reads January 2020 pick. Oakley will read from the book and sign copies afterward.

UGA Partners with Google Books for Digital Access

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 10/18/2019

University of Georgia Libraries’ books will soon transcend shelves and be available online to students, faculty and members of the community in Athens and around the world.

Through a new partnership with Google, about 120,000 of the Libraries’ 4.5 million volumes will be digitized, allowing further access to literary, historic, scientific and reference books and journals through UGA’s library catalog as well as one of the largest digital book collections in the world.

“The University of Georgia Libraries’ collection of 4.5 million volumes is a vast resource for students and scholars at our campuses, and the Google Books partnership extends those benefits to people across the globe,” University Librarian and Associate Provost Toby Graham said. “The ability to search through the full text of these digitized materials will make it even easier for researchers to gain access to the knowledge that helps them to better understand our world.”

Traveling Exhibit of Board Books for Young People

Submitted by amywatts on Tue, 04/16/2019

 A traveling exhibition from the International Board of Books for Young People of wordless picture books from around the world is currently on display in the CML. The display is from now until late afternoon of April 18th. The books are non-circulating, but may be viewed in the CML. Please stop by to see this charming & enlightening display of books from 20 countries. No translation needed!

Thanks to Dr. Petros Panaou from Language & Literacy Education, & the CML staff for making this possible.

Libraries Extend Due Dates to July 1

Submitted by amywatts on Wed, 03/13/2019

As part of the University of Georgia’s response to the COVID-19 situation, UGA Libraries have extended due dates for books and other materials checked out from the Libraries.

The extended due date for items in the Libraries’ collection is July 1.

For materials checked out through Inter-Library Loan, contact borrow@uga.edu.

Students who return to campus to retrieve their belongings may return their books via the drive-thru book drop in the Main Library parking lot, but this is NOT required.

All Libraries facilities will remain closed until further notice, but online resources and help are available. For more information, visit libs.uga.edu.

Author Tayari Jones to be honored in Athens Feb. 7

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 01/29/2019

The UGA Libraries host award-winning author Tayari Jones Feb. 7 in celebration of the paperback launch of An American Marriage. Jones was a 2018 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, but was unable to attend the fall ceremony.  The award will be presented at this event, which is co-sponsored by Avid Bookshop.

The program is from 7-9 p.m. at the Foundry Ballroom (295 E. Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30606). Tickets are $22 and include a paperback copy of either An American Marriage or Silver Sparrow. Books will be distributed upon check-in to the event.

An American Marriage was selected for the The New York Times' and The Washington Post's Most Notable of 2018 lists and was named 2018 Book of the Year by Apple Books. TIME Magazine selected it as the 2018 Best Fiction of the Year