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COVID-19 Closure: Library Resources and Services

Reopening for Fall 2020

Most UGA Libraries will reopen on August 10.

See: Full List of Library Hours. Please note, this list is still being finalized. 

Book Pickup for Current UGA Students, Faculty and Staff

Checking Out Books

Starting August 10, most UGA Libraries will reopen to the public. Our stacks will be accessible and all active patrons may check out books. See: Full List of Library Hours

Book Pick Up

The Main Library’s porch pick up service ended on August 6. Material can still be requested and picked up at the Circulation Desk in either the Main Library or the Science Library from August 10 onward. We will add other libraries as staffing permits.

To request book pick up: Search for the book in the GIL Find catalog and click on the title. After you sign in (above the location/call number), click on the blue 'Request' link that appears.

Returning Books 

Books from any UGA Library building (except the Law Library) may be returned at any time to the Main Library book drop in the parking lot off Jackson Street. Books may stay on your account for some time as we work through a large backlog of returned items. All due dates have been extended through August 8. Fines are not being enforced and no accounts are being blocked. 

Our Services While the Buildings Remain Closed

The University of Georgia Libraries remain your partner in research, teaching, and learning. This guide outlines some of the ways you can make use of our resources and services during this time when all Libraries buildings are closed. 

Here are some of our most in-demand services and resources. See the Online Research Tools & Help and Resources for Faculty & Grad Students Teaching Online pages of this guide for a fuller listing, including streaming media and special collections materials:

Electronic Books

We're expanding our online collections to get you the ebooks you need. When the Libraries' buildings reopen August 10, the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service will be turned off. See the Access to eBooks page of this guide.


We can:

  • Connect you with online journal articles in our databases and Multi-Search.
  • Interlibrary Loan may be able to get PDFs of articles and chapters for you from other libraries if those libraries are operating. We have suspended scanning of our own print books and journals until further notice. 


If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to a librarian either through online chat or email ( or by emailing your subject librarian. We may be working from home, but we are still able to help!