The Special Collections Reading Room is open to researchers weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 and 1 to 4:30 p.m. It is closed on weekends and in observance of university holidays.

We are 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. Our stacks are not open for browsing, so researchers will need to request material which staff will then retrieve. Requested material can be consulted within the reading room only. Use of some Special Collections material may be subject to restrictions. Since some of our material is stored offsite and may require additional time for retrieval, we encourage you to submit your requests or contact us in advance of your visit.You are also welcome to arrange a consultation with one of our archivists. Please call 678-839-5455 or email special@westga.edu for more information.

On the Ground Floor you will see the Tom Murphy office re-creation in the atrium space along with local exhibits. The Special Collections is located on the opposite side of the elevators from Murphy's office. This section of the library also houses the Center for Public History, the Murphy Center for Public Service, and Georgia's Political Heritage Program.

Special Collections is child-friendly and we welcome you to bring infants and children to our area, provided that they are being cared for, that they are engaged in quiet play, and that there is a minimum level of noise. Please feel welcome to bring in a playpen or other carrying devices or pop-up play areas. Below are links to information on borrowing toys & activities from our Library's Circulation Desk, and to the Library's Nursing Room which also contains a changing table. If you do plan to bring your children or infants, please feel welcome to contact us with questions. http://libguides.we stga.edu/Parentresources