Summer Hours & Facilities Projects

Hello Summer! It sure is hot out there. With temperatures hitting record highs for May we are thankful that although many, many projects have changed our routes to and through the library that we still have functioning, comfortable AC inside!

Coming & Going

If you stopped by the library or law school in the past week or so it has been impossible to miss the difficulties of navigating entry and exit for Hirsch Hall, the Law Library and the Library Annex buildings. Passage between the Annex and Hirsch lower floors is presently detoured to the sidewalks that pass by our large reading room windows or to the sidewalks that cut between Hirsch and Rusk. Lower floor entrances on the back side of the law school are closed off until the sidewalk renovations (which unfortunately include several tree removals) are completed to make that area more accessible. Please use second floor library or law school doors (facing Jackson Street and Main Library) to enter the building.

Where is circulation and reference? Why is it so dark?

Once inside, you will soon discover the library foyer dark and blocked. Lighting and carpet projects in the circulation and reading room areas have rendered these doors closed to the public. Please follow the orange sings with arrows through a law school hallway which will lead to our temporary circulation desk, access to restrooms, and reading room and annex tables. Many of these projects have required plastic coverings for large sections of our collection. If you have trouble locating items due to any of the projects, please consult a librarian or staff member for help. The reference desk is also temporarily covered and not accessible to librarians or patrons, but reference calls and emails are being fielded by librarians between 9 am and 5 pm each weekday. Find a staff member or librarian if you need face-to-face assistance and we will be happy to meet with you!

No water? No restrooms?!

When traveling to the library annex please note that all water is shut off while bathroom upgrades are taking place for each of the three floors. As a result there are no functioning restrooms or water fountains in the annex. Patrons and library employees are encouraged to use the restrooms in the main part of the library, or in Hirsch Hall until these upgrades are completed. Facilities projects will continue throughout the summer. We thank you for your patience during this time! The library will remain open with regular summer hours through June, until our next UGA holiday closing on July 4th:

  • Monday through Thursday: 8 am to 9 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: 9 to 5 pm
  • Sunday: 1 to 9 pm
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