The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) library services are one library holding housed in 34 plus correctional facilities throughout the State of Georgia. GDC libraries support all academic and vocational education programs, leisure reading, and Law Library needs for offenders. GDC library goals are to provide books that inspire, educate, and broaden the perspective of all patrons. We continue striving to build a library collection that is relevant and uplifting, while offering lifelong learning and value for the patrons of the GDC library, both staff and inmates.
Did You Know
Many studies have proven that inmates who use the library more have an increasingly higher literacy rate than those who do not use the library at all (lEFLAND, 2012)
Hosted by LexisNexis, Georgia Department of Corrections provides a fully integrated Law Library for offender research of legal information. For resources offer via LexisNexis online. CLICK HERE
- ILL (Inter-Library Loan) program allows inmates to borrow books from local libraries throughout the State of Georgia via the prison librarian.
- Library Book Clubs
- Braille is available at select facilities
- Art Displays created by inmates
- GLASS - Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) supports accessible library services in Georgia by promoting the use of assistive technology and by providing accessible reading materials to those who, due to a disability, are unable to read standard print. CLICK HERE for more information on GLASS.
Library Donation Program
Georgia's prison library system relies primarily on donations to stock our library shelves, so we gladly welcome your donations! Our book donation center is located in Milledgeville in the Arnall Building at 2271 Vinson Highway. Regular donation hours have not been established yet, but we will happily coordinate a time to meet you there for a drop-off. If you would prefer a book pick-up instead, we can arrange that, as well. As long as the books haven’t been written in, highlighted, or otherwise marked up, we are able to accept them. Again, thank you for your interest in supporting our GDC libraries!
Paperback or hardcover (in good condition)
Spiral bound books
Books in poor condition
Books with highlighting, underlining, or writing
Books with nudity
Books containing explicit sexual or violent content
Most needed books:
Fantasy & Sci-Fi
African American Literature & Studies (urban fiction, history, etc.)
Books on How to Draw (portraits, landscapes, shading, coloring, etc.)
Trade Books & How To Manuals (plumbing, woodwork, electrical repair, agriculture, etc.)
Yoga & Fitness
Psychology and Philosophy
Business; personal finance
Hobbies (drawing, crocheting, etc)
Self-help (Sexual abuse, trauma, addiction, etc)
Please mail book donations to:
Director of Library Services
Attn: Medeana Hinson
2271 Vinson Hwy, Arnall Building
Milledgeville, GA 31061