Regular hours of service are Monday-Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30 pm with a one-hour closure each midday for lunch. We are closed to researchers on Friday. Please email us, special@westga.edu, with any questions or to schedule a research appointment.

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

We strive to accommodate researchers and will consider evening and weekend research appointment requests as we can.

Special Collections is closed on all university holidays or for other university closures.

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 past a wooden door. 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. This section of Ingram Library also houses the Department of History's Center for Public Service.

The stacks in Special Collections 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.

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.