UGA Libraries, MLC to Expand Hours for Fall

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University of Georgia Libraries locations, including the Miller Learning Center, will expand hours of operation this fall to provide more in-person options for students and patrons during the 2021-2022 academic year.

The Miller Learning Center, the busiest academic building on campus, will be open for 24-hours a day on weekdays, beginning August 18. During weekends, the building will close at midnight Friday night and reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, closing again at midnight Saturday night to reopen at 10 a.m. Sunday morning, before returning to the 24-hour schedule.

During peak study times, the building will remain open 24 hours during the weekend of Oct. 9-10 for midterm, and the building will convert to a 24-7 operation the final two weeks of the semester (Nov. 29-Dec. 14).

The Main and Science Libraries will resume a schedule of 2 a.m. closures Sundays through Thursdays with earlier closings on Fridays and Saturdays, while some branch locations will provide extended hours, compared to the last academic year.

At the Special Collections Libraries, the UGA community can view exhibits and access primary source research materials during extended evening hours. The building, which houses three special collections units, will extend its regular weekday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in response to requests from graduate students and other researchers.

“We look forward to providing additional opportunities for research and study in our facilities this fall,” said Toby Graham, university librarian and associate provost. “Consistent with University System and Department of Public Health guidance, we urge students and other visitors to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and encourage wearing masks indoors.”

In addition to visiting the libraries in person, faculty, staff, and students are invited to take advantage of a wide scope of digital resources, including online chats with librarians and millions of journal articles, databases and e-books available at

For a full listing of hours at all UGA Libraries locations and services, including branches for Art, Music, and Curriculum Materials and the Carnegie Library on the Health Sciences Campus, as well as specialty labs and services, see