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Reopening Fall 2020

A guide to services and changes in Fall 2020, in light of COVID-19.

Hours for Fall 2020

For the Fall 2020 semester, the Main Library, Science Library and Miller Learning Center will be open until midnight most weekdays with earlier closure times on the weekends. Hours at some of our other locations will also be shorter this semester. The shorter hours allow cleaning crews to meet campus guidelines for disinfecting high-touch surfaces in the Libraries’ study spaces. See: More information about reopening and safety measures.

UGA Libraries locations are open to UGA affiliates as well as the general public.

For more information, see our Full List of Library Hours. Please note we are still finalizing hours for some locations and service points after the Thanksgiving break.

Print Books: Changes to Services

Book Pick Up

Library books can be requested and picked up at the campus library of your choice. 

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. 

Faculty Delivery

Library employees are not able to make faculty deliveries to departmental offices at this time, in order to promote social distancing on campus. Via the GIL Find catalog, faculty may request books for pick up at the library that is most convenient for them.

Due Dates and Returns

Books that were due during or after the Thanksgiving break have due dates extended to January 15. If you no longer need them, you may return to the Main Library's outside book drop (in the parking lot off Jackson Street) or any campus library except Special Collections and the MLC.

Please note that books are quarantined for up to 72 hours upon return, so they will not be cleared immediately from your account. We backdate the return date to match the date the item was returned.

Automatic renewals should have occurred, but you can try to renew items in your account if you need to. If you still need assistance, please call our Circulation office at 706-542-3256 or email

Hathi Trust Emergency Temporary Access

With the restoration of access to UGA’s print collection on August 10, UGA is no longer be eligible for the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service that has provided digital copies of our print holdings during the Libraries’ closure. More information.