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College of Environment and Design

Library Services at the Owens Resource Center

Welcome to Owens!

The Owens Resource Center supports the College of Environment and Design and is open to the general public. We strive to support our college's research in the fields of landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban planning and design, and environmental ethics.

Learn more about printing, IT, and equipment lending at the CED's Tech Services page

For research assistance, contact CED Librarian, Lydian Brambila at


The Owens Resource Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. For holiday closures, visit our full calendar.

find us

The Owens Resource Center is in Room 121 of the Jackson Street Building located at 285 S. Jackson Street. Find more information about parking, transportation, and our location at the UGA Libraries website.


Research Assistance

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Our staff are happy to assist you with finding books and other materials, and to answer any questions you may have about writing styles, formatting, and editing. Please stop by! Lydian Brambila is the research librarian at the College of Environment & Design. Email for questions about your research or any other library services.

Looking for a book, thesis, or journal?



Thesis and Practicum Assistance

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Visit our page on Thesis and Practicum Assistance to learn more about the citation styles, research guides, and other writing resources available to students at the CED.

Theses, dissertations, and capstone projects for the CED are housed in the annex, located in Room 136 of the Jackson Street Building. Students who would like to review these materials can visit the Owens Resource Center service desk for access to the annex.

The annex also houses one of the well-being hubs at the CED, and it offers a desk and two chairs. Book this space to reserve time stretching, resting, having private zoom meetings, or reviewing publications from CED graduates. It is available on a first come, first serve basis and can be reserved ahead of time through our booking calendar.


Checkout and Pickup requests

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Checkout: You can check out books in person, or you can request them for pickup at a campus library circulation desk using the UGA Libraries catalog. Once requested online, it can be picked up from whichever campus library you choose. 

Pickup Requests: You can request books from any of the libraries at UGA to be delivered to Owens for pickup. Once you find the item you are looking for in the online catalog, log in with your UGA MyID and click "Request for Pickup." From here, you can choose which library location you would like to pick up from. 

Clipping of UGA online book request.

Returns: Any book from a UGA library may be returned to Owens, and any book from Owens may be returned to any UGA library. When returning a book to the Owens location, you can use outdoor drop-box located to the right of the JSB entrance, or bring it into Owens. If no person is working behind the desk, there is a return box in by the entrance where books can be returned.


Student Publications

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Bound copies of past theses, practicums, and BLA capstone projects are available for check-out. 



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The Owens Resource Center supports the College of Environment and Design (CED), and is open to the general public. We strive to expand the body of knowledge of landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban planning and design, and environmental ethics. As a library collection and research service, we promote a deeper understanding of environmental, cultural, and land use principles and issues, and engage our community in academic scholarship.

The Owens Resource Center is named in honor of the founder of the landscape architecture program at the University of Georgia, Hubert Bond Owens. Our collection is supported by the CED, donations, and support from our patrons. The circulating collection is a combination of books, journals, theses, practicums, and senior capstone projects, most of which is cataloged in UGA’s catalog


DONATE to Owens 

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Books: If you would like to donate books to the Owens Resource Center, please send us a list of materials to We will either add them into the collection or sell them to support our efforts to expand our collection.

Funds: Learn more about donating to the CED or contact Jennifer Messer, director of development, at 706-542-4727 or email her at



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Melissa Tufts, director (retired in December 2020), and Professor Marianne Cramer, book donor and advisory board me
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