Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Special Collections spaces are currently not open to the public, and staff are working remotely.
Effective August 13, 2020, hours of service for reproduction requests and other reference services will be Monday-Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30 pm, with a one-hour closure midday for lunch. Because of limited staffing, there may be significant delays in reproduction request turn-arounds. Reproduction requests from current UWG students, faculty, and staff will be prioritized. Requests will be reviewed and will be approved or denied by Special Collections staff in consideration of the preservation needs and fragility of the materials. If approved, reproduction requests will generally be limited to 25 pages per person per academic term.
Special Collections tentatively plans to allow limited in-person research appointments in the fall semester, subject to university operating status. Please contact special@westga.edu for more information.

Special Collections is open to researchers weekdays, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; closed for lunch hour midday. 

Special Collections is open to researchers weekdays, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; closed for a lunch hour midday. We strive to accommodate researchers and will consider evening and weekend research appointment requests as we can. Special Collections is closed all university holidays or for other university closures.

No appointment is needed for our regular open hours, but it is often helpful if you email us in advance.

Special Collections is located on the ground floor of Ingram Library and can be accessed either using the elevator or taking the marble staircase down from the main lobby. The entrance to Special Collections is located down the elevator hallway and a the wooden door. on the opposite side of the elevators from Murphy's office. This section of Ingram Library also houses the Department of History's Center for Public Service.

The stacks are not open for browsing. Instead, researchers request materials and our staff gladly assists in identifying and pulling relevant materials to your research or other interest areas.

Requested materials are served to researchers in the lovely Special Collections Research Room. Use of some Special Collections materials may be subject to restrictions. A selection of materials are stored offsite and may require additional time for retrieval. Please feel welcome to call 678-839-5455 or email special@westga.edu for more information.

Featured on the ground floor of Ingram Library is also the re-creation of the office of long-time Georgia State Speaker of the House, Thomas B. Murphy, along with other exhibitions of Special Collections materials.