The Institute for Women's Studies library contains nearly 3,000 books, journals, and magazines on women's studies topics such as gender, race, class, and sexuality. All of our books have been generously donated by our many friends and supporters. Thank you friends!
Our library is not part of the UGA Libraries system, but is available to all UGA students and faculty. Books may be checked out for up to two weeks and our magazines can be viewed on-site only (magazines cannot be taken out of our office). Students who have not returned books to the Institute for Women's Studies by the due date may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for a possible violation of the University's Code of Conduct.
Books in our library are organized using the Library of Congress classification system and are shelved in our beautiful Gilbert Hall office reception area. We have cataloged our books online using Libib.com.
To use our Libib Library Catalog:
1.) Visit https://www.libib.com/u/ugawmst from anywhere you have Internet access (IWS offices, MLC, your residence hall, your apartment, a coffee shop, etc.).
2.) Click on the link under "Libraries" titled Books - UGA Women's Studies Library. (Please note: DVDs and Faculty Resources are for Women's Studies faculty and instructor use only).
3.) Books are listed in alphabetical order (by title) on the Libib catalog, but you can also search for items by typing the title, author, or keyword(s) in the search bar at the top of the screen.
4.) Once you find the book(s) you are looking for in the catalog, you will use the LCC (Library of Congress Classification) (see image below) to find the book(s) on the shelf in our Gilbert Hall office.
To check out a book from the Women's Studies Library:
1.) Fill out a check-out slip (located in baskets on shelves throughout the library) and give completed check-out slip to the IWS Staff at the front desk. Be sure to provide all information asked for on the check-out slip.
2.) Take the book(s) home.
3.) Read the book(s).
4.) Return the book(s) in two weeks to the IWS front desk. DO NOT RESHELVES RETURNING BOOKS. Reminder: Students who have not returned books to the Institute for Women's Studies by the due date may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for a possible violation of the University's Code of Conduct. You will receive regular emails reminding you to return your overdue book(s).
For questions about our library, ask a staff member or email us at WSPINFO@uga.edu or call (706) 542-2846.