Special Collections Home at The University of West Georgia

Using the ABW Special Collections

To visit our Research Room, please see the library and campus maps with directions. Our hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12 and 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays during regular semesters. When semesters are not in session, Special Collections is open by appointment. Due to university schedules, it is advisable to call ahead if you are coming from any distance to make sure the campus is open.

Our materials are cataloged in the Ingram Library online catalog. Finding aids for our archival collections are available online. Digitized content is available through the Digital Library of Georgia. A small number of the collections have donor imposed or legal restrictions. 

Due to the unique nature of the Special Collections, all researchers are asked to complete a registration form and to show photo identification. Pencils, digital devices, and loose sheets of paper are allowed in the Research Room. All bags, cases, coats, hats, pens, and other materials must be placed in a locker.

Not all items from Special Collections can be photocopied or scanned, depending on their physical condition. We do welcome the use of digital devices when appropriate for the materials. We will do our best to accommodate the researcher's needs.

Fee Schedule

Photocopies: 25 cents per page

PDF Copies (Text): 50 cents per page

Photograph Reproduction Fee: $10.00 per photo scan

For more information, call Blynne Olivieri at 678.839.5455, or email special@westga.edu.

[Photo of students using library in Administration Building from 1921 Fourth District A&M Bulletin.]