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Library Services

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)

Law Library

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

Library Programs

  • 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! 

Can accept:  
Paperback or hardcover (in good condition) 

Cannot accept: 
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) 

US Postal Service:
Georgia Department of Corrections
Arnall Building
Attn: Medeana Hinson
PO Box 278
Hardwick GA 31034

UPS or FedEX:
Medeana Hinson
Georgia Department of Corrections
2271 Vinson Hwy, Arnall Building
Milledgeville, GA 31061

For more information contact:
Medeana Hinson, Director of Library Services
Inmate Services Division
Arnall Building

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