Georgia Southern Library
Georgia Southern Library
The Georgia Southern University Library play a significant role in supporting the University's mission. For more than a decade, we have been a vital part of the learning experience for students and faculty. The Library contributes directly and indirectly to the education and research of Georgia Southern. The library and information literacy professionals are involved in teaching, teaching and learning, research, instruction, and assessment.
The GS Libraries support the University’s academic programs and the scholarly needs of students, faculty, and staff by providing information resources and high quality research services. The GS Libraries are a gateway to the Internet, electronic information resources, books, government documents, periodical articles, electronic books, audio-visual materials, and educational software.
Named for Mills B. Lane, prominent Savannah-Atlanta banker, philanthropist, and an early patron of the university, Lane Library was built in 1966 and substantially enlarged in 1975. The building was completely renovated in 2005-2006. Lane Library measures 50,000 sq. ft. and seats about 500. The space devoted to library services grew by about 25% with the 2013 opening of the Learning Commons in an adjacent renovated building. The Learning Commons seats about 250 and provides space and furniture for group learning activities. Both the Library and the Learning Commons feature group study rooms, Macs (21) and PCs (100), laptops that students can borrow, and Wi-Fi access. (Source: catalog.georgiasouthern.edu)
The Zach S. Henderson Library’s Special Collections division houses rare books, manuscript collections, and artifacts relating to the history of the Statesboro region and Georgia Southern University. Special Collections has materials documenting the Civil War, World War II, southern railroads, early businesses, and local genealogy. Popular collections include: the Okefenokee Swamp Collection, the Bulloch County Historical Society Collection, and the Lucile Hodges Collection. Also available for research are the Marvin S. Pittman Collection and the Charles Holmes Herty Collection, to name only a few.
Books and other materials held at Henderson Library in Statesboro and Lane Library at the Armstrong campus may be requested for delivery to patrons at the other campuses within one or two business days. In addition, books from other University System of Georgia Libraries can be requested free-of-charge through the GIL Express service. Through the state-sponsored GALILEO system and through locally selected resources, library users have online access to hundreds of databases, five million book titles, thousands of academic journals, and many forms of media. Most journal articles and books that are not otherwise available from University System of Georgia Libraries can be requested from other libraries in the United States and around the world via an interlibrary loan service. (Source: catalog.georgiasouthern.edu)