The mission of the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries is to acquire, organize, preserve, and provide access to unique and rare materials related to the history and culture of Georgia.
The Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building houses the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, including University Archives, the Richard B. Russell Jr. Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.
Leisure Reading: Housed in both the Main and Science Libraries. A smaller collection of popular non-fiction and fiction books based on staff recommendations and the latest New York Times bestseller lists.
Main Library: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Science Library: Physical and Life Sciences and (Cookbooks!)
This is a quick guide to what types of materials can be borrowed by whom and for how long. For normal borrowing privilege times, renewal information, item limits, and fines, please refer to the Borrowing Privileges page.
Please note, this is meant to be a general guideline. Individual items or patrons may at times differ from what is shown in this chart. If you have any questions, ask Access Services and/or the appropriate library department.
PLEASE NOTE: No items circulate from the following collections:
An archives is a place where people go to find information. But rather than gathering information from books as you would in a library, people who do research in archives often gather firsthand facts, data, and evidence from letters, reports, notes, memos, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other primary sources.
- American Archives Month 2007
Librarians are available to help you in person at each library, as well as by phone (706-542-3251), email, and chat.
Contact a librarian for your subject area:
Arrange an individual meeting with a librarian or archivist for help with your research.