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Reese Library traces its roots to the Junior College of Augusta. In 1960, the library moved into a renovated warehouse on its present campus, then known as Augusta College.

During the 1970s, the current library was built. It opened in January 1977. In 2006, the University adjoined the new Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC) to the Library, placing Reese at the center of research and engagement.







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Office: Reese Library Rm 131
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photo from article University Libraries Launches New Website

University Libraries Launches New Website

The University Libraries Web Committee, led by Library Systems Analyst, Vonny Nogales, has worked to provide users with a more navigable and engaging experience, redesigning the libraries’ webpages. With support from the libraries’ leadership team, and in accordance with Augusta University’s Web Services guidelines, the new site will debut on September 5, 2023. What has changed? Users will notice a joint University Libraries homepage with contact information for Reese and Greenblatt libraries, as well as a link to Meet Your Librarians, the subject specialists who assist with research assignments, questions about resources, and provide library instruction. Additionally, this page has…

photo from article Elizabeth Lightfoot to join AU Libraries as Inaugural Director of Collections and Resource Strategies

Elizabeth Lightfoot to join AU Libraries as Inaugural Director of Collections and Resource Strategies

The Augusta University Libraries is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Lightfoot has been chosen to be the AU Libraries inaugural Director of Collections and Resource Strategies.  As part of the Dean’s Senior Leadership team, Elizabeth will provide leadership for collections, acquisitions, cataloging, e-resources, scholarly communications, data services, special collections, and government documents for the Augusta University Libraries.  Elizabeth joins AU from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries as their Collections Strategist, where she was responsible for providing leadership and direction for the Libraries’ collection development and management operations.  Previous to UW-Madison, Elizabeth spent 13 years in increasingly responsible positions in collections and technical services at a variety of institutions, including most recently…

photo from article AU Libraries Host Local Chinese History Exhibit

AU Libraries Host Local Chinese History Exhibit

The Augusta University Libraries are proud to host an exhibit displaying the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association’s long history in Augusta, Georgia. Featured in the display are a timeline and colorful photos showcasing the many community events and celebrations the CCBA has participated in since they were first chartered in 1927. On August 5, 2022, the CCBA was approved to become the first Asian organization in Georgia to receive a historical marker from the Georgia Historical Society. The CCBA is hosting a dedication ceremony for the marker on May 19, 2023, at 11 a.m. at 548 Walker St., Augusta, GA 30901.…

photo from article Historical Marker Honors Local Author, Frank Yerby

Historical Marker Honors Local Author, Frank Yerby

By Maranda Christy and Aspasia Luster Maranda Christy, Special Collections Library Assistant (Reese Library) and Aspasia Luster, Access Services Librarian (Greenblatt Library), recently attended the Georgia Historical Marker Dedication ceremony for Frank Yerby, a successful local author. Yerby’s first published novel, The Foxes of Harrow, sold over one million copies and was adapted into a movie in 1947, both firsts for any African American author! More film adaptations followed with The Golden Hawk in 1952 and The Saracen Blade in 1954. In all, Yerby wrote thirty-three novels and many short stories and poems. Local history lovers and researchers attended the…