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Distance Learning Services for Faculty: Welcome to the Libraries!

This guide provides information about library services to faculty teaching online courses at UGA.

Useful quick links

We’re here to help you with all things library-related.  As a distance instructor, you can count on us to assist you.   We hope that you’ll come by the University of Georgia Libraries if you are on campus or have an opportunity to visit.   Here are some quick links to information you may need:

Obtain a library account

If you are off campus and are unable to physically visit the Libraries, you’ll need to have the Department of Access Services create a library account for you.  Accessing your library account online tells you what you have checked out and when it is due.  You’ll also be able to see any holds or flags on your account.   If you have trouble getting to your account, please call Access Services at 706 542-3256.  After 5PM and on weekends, call 706 542-0641.

What I can do for you

As the Distance Learning Librarian, I am here to:

Answer your questions about library services for distance learners and distance faculty.

Assist you in locating materials you need for your courses.

Assist you with your research questions.

Connect you with the best librarian subject-area specialist for in-depth questions and purchase requests.

Present library instruction sessions to your students in collaboration with your subject-area specialist.

Create library guides for a specific course or class project.

Provide online office hours by phone. 

Assist you in putting your course materials on e-reserves.

Assist you with home delivery services.

Get the GALILEO password

You now have two options available to you. You can log in with the GALILEO password, or you can log in using your UGA MyID. This link takes you to the log in page:

Off-campus access to the UGA Libraries’ GALILEO databases is password protected and available only to faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students of the University of Georgia. To obtain the current GALILEO password, follow the directions below. Please note that the GALILEO password changes at the beginning of each semester. Students from other Georgia institutions and Georgia public library patrons should contact their own libraries directly for password assistance.

To log in with your UGA MyID, click on the link near the top of the page. If you've forgotten your password or it has expired, the "forgot my password" link will take you to the EITS page. You can change your password or ask for IT assistance.

To get the GALILEO password, follow the steps below:

  • Go to the library homepage.
  • Under the heading "Research Help" click on the link that says GALILEO Login.
  • Click on "Get the GALILEO password.
  • You'll be prompted for the barcode from your UGA ID, your PIN number, and your last name.
  • If don't know your PIN number, click on the get my PIN link and your PIN number will be sent you you UGA email.
  • Logon.
  • The password will appear on the next page in a small box.''

Distance Learning

Lynn Cahoon