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.


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

Copies on paper or electronically (PDF): 25 cents per page

Color photocopies on paper: 50 cents per page

High resolution scans (300-600 dpi): $10.00 per item

  • Special Collections reserves the right to determine whether or not an item may be copied.
  • It may not be possible to copy materials over the size of 11" x 17".
  • Orders are completed in 2 to 3 weeks. Additional time may be required for orders over 500 pages. 
  • An invoice will be sent with delivery of reproductions, either by postal mail or email.

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.]