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College of Environment and Design

Owens Library


Jackson St Building with cyclist

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.

 

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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

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Melissa Tufts, director, and Professor Marianne Cramer, book donor and advisory board member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

FIND US

The Circle Gallery is located in the Jackson Street Building, near the main entrance.

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CONTACT OWENS LIBRARY

Melissa Tufts, director:
mtufts@uga.edu
121 Jackson Street Building
706-542-8292

 

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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.

 

BLA students working

 

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.

 

Student Publications

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.

MEPD Thesis List to May 2018

MEPD Practicum List t0 May 2018

MHP Thesis List to May 2018

MLA Thesis List to May 2018

For online UGA theses back to 2001: https://www.libs.uga.edu/etd/

 

Georgia Materials

Reports, studies, historical information—available for use in Owens Library only.

Sorted by COUNTY

Sorted by TOPIC

  

LINKS TO OTHER UGA LIBRARIES

Home: https://www.libs.uga.edu/

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

Pro Sawhill at computer

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.

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

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 mtufts@uga.edu.

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

Links to style guides and guidance on researching and producing a thesis or practicum.

 

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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 mtufts@uga.edu if you would like to give books or other resources. We are very grateful!

Funds: Click on this link or contact Jennifer Messer, director of development, at 706-542-4727 or jlmesser@uga.edu.

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