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ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Downtime

ILLiad will be down Friday, August 7th at 2pm for a system-wide update. During this downtime you will not be able to place new requests or login to ILLiad to view or download delivered articles. The downtime is not expected to last more than two hours. Please send any questions about this to ill@georgiasouthern.edu


GS Libraries’ Hours in the Fall Semester

The hours the Libraries will be physically open are currently reduced for the fall semester. The reduced hours will allow us to schedule in-person staff by teams to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. At this time, we plan for the Libraries to be open for extended hours during finals. We have increased online services to students, faculty and staff in the fall. Please remember that our staff is available to help virtually and most of our resources are still available online 24/7. If you need assistance, please visit the Libraries’ website or call the Libraries at the Statesboro campus at 912-478-5647 or at the Armstrong campus at 912-344-3027. Additionally, during the late evening and early morning hours, Facilities will deep clean all the buildings to further ensure your safety. Thank you!


Community Use of the GS Libraries in the Fall Semester

Due to COVID-19 and in adherence to social distancing guidelines established by the CDC, GDPH, and USG, the Georgia Southern University Libraries will remain physically open to only Georgia Southern and East Georgia State College faculty, staff and students. We have a very proud tradition of serving our community and we will continue to do so in a virtual environment. All community members and scholars who need assistance with library resources, including special collections and government documents, should visit the Libraries’ website or call the Libraries at the Statesboro campus at 912-478-5647 or at the Armstrong campus at 912-344-3027 to ask questions or to set up virtual appointments. Thank you! 


June is ‘Rainbow Book Month’

June is Rainbow Book Month, presented by the American Library Association (ALA)! Please join us in celebrating LGBTQIA+ literature for adults, kids, and teens, including author recipients of the annual Stonewall Book Award for Literature, Non-fiction, and Children & Young Adult Literature. To explore reading lists, awards, book reviews, and community resources, visit the ALA’s Rainbow Round Table.


Film “Just Mercy” now Streaming Free of Charge

The GS Libraries are participating in the national conversation about systematic racism. We are sharing resources with students, faculty, and staff to encourage civil discourse and to further educate our users about the recent protests in the United States and throughout the world.  Our hope is that our efforts will provide you with some tools to help you better understand and cope. In the coming weeks, we will be pulling together a bibliography of print and e-books, streaming media, and images that we will share with you online at the Libraries’ homepage and social media sites. To start off this process, we selected the film Just Mercy. 

Starring Michael Jordan and Jamie Fox, Just Mercy is the true story of Bryan Stevenson. After graduating from Harvard’s law school, Stevenson moved to Alabama to defend people unable to afford proper representation or condemned unjustly by a broken legal system.  The film focuses on one of his first and more provocative cases, the defense of Walter McMillan (Fox) who was condemned to die for the murder of an 18 year old girl despite substantial evidence of his innocence.

Stevenson’s work has inspired another generation of graduates to begin their careers at the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization Stevenson founded in 1989 to provide legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails or prisons. In response to current events Warner Brothers have made this film available to stream at no cost, in June, from many digital platforms, including: Amazon Prime, Google Play, Fandango Now and YouTube. 

Here’s how to watch “Just Mercy” for free to get informed and inspired!