MISSION and HISTORY
The Owens Library 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.
Owens Library 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 the UGA’s GIL system. Please go to: www.libs.uga.edu for your searches.
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Welcome to the Owens Library, where you can study, do research, read for pleasure, relax, share ideas, or just sit and think. We salute and support our CED students, faculty, and staff, and are here to be a beacon for our college.
House rules: Please! No cell phone conversations in the Owens Library. Light food and capped drinks are allowed, but please be careful. This is OUR library and we strive to take good care of it. Also, please always let staff return items to the shelves; materials can be left on the tables or at the front desk.
We welcome you to the Owens Library and are happy to help in your research, or if you just want to take a break.
Melissa Tufts, director
QUICK FACTS ABOUT OWENS LIBRARY
HOURS: Open to the public weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the academic year and posted hours during the summer.
The Circle Gallery is located in the Jackson Street Building, near the main entrance.
CONTACT OWENS LIBRARY
Melissa Tufts, director:
121 Jackson Street Building
FIND A PUBLICATION
To search for a book, thesis, or journal article: http://www.libs.uga.edu/
BOOK DELIVERY AND RETURNS
You can request books from all other UGA libraries to be delivered to Owens Library for pick-up. Once you find the item you are looking for in the online catalog, log in and choose “Get It” and then click on the Request tab.
Owens Library is served by the Main Library mail room, so any UGA library materials may be returned to any of our locations. Patrons can use the book drop at the front entrance of the Jackson Street Building when returning books after hours.
OTHER RESOURCES AT OWENS LIBRARY
Journals unique to Owens Library
Owens Library subscribes to 21 journals for research or browsing. Click to access a list.
Bound copies of past theses, practicums, and BLA capstone projects. These are catalogued and may be checked out like a book. Georgia Landscape Magazine, published annually by our CED students, is also available.
For online UGA theses back to 2001: https://www.libs.uga.edu/etd/
Reports, studies, historical information—available for use in Owens Library only.
LINKS TO OTHER UGA LIBRARIES
Map and government information library: http://www.libs.uga.edu/magil/
Science Library: https://www.libs.uga.edu/science
Hargrett Special Collections Library: http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/
Digital Library of Georgia: https://dlg.usg.edu/
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AT OWENS LIBRARY
Six public desktop computers with design software and GIS.
Printer/scanner/copier for CED students, faculty, and staff only. Use your UGA ID as a swipe card for access.
Melissa Tufts and 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. Come by the library or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathleen Kern is the liaison to the Main Library for the College of Environment and Design. Kathleen can help you find those hard-to-locate resources. Contact her at Kathleen.Kern@uga.edu.
See also: Subject research guide at UGA Main Library: https://www.libs.uga.edu/subjects/ced
Detailed Guide: How to Look Stuff Up
Thesis and Practicum Assistance
DONATE to Owens Library (books and/or funds)
If you would like to donate books to Owens Library, please send us a list of materials you would like to give us and we will either receive them into the collection or sell them to raise money for books we don’t already have (with your permission). Contact Melissa Tufts email@example.com if you would like to give books or other resources. We are very grateful!