Special Collections Libraries to Close for Move, Fall 2011

June 13, 2011 – 3:25 PM

During the fall of 2011, the UGA Libraries’ three special collections libraries will relocate from the Main Library to the new Special Collections Libraries building currently under construction at 300 Hull Street.

The move will result in delays in using materials held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection for the months of August through December 2011.

Each of the three special collection libraries will close in sequence for a period of up to six weeks each during the fall semester. The time table for closings is to be announced in the weeks to come.

To reduce the impact of the special collections move on researchers, the Libraries will partially open the Special Collections Libraries Building in the fall to provide prearranged access to materials once they have arrived at their new home.

The Special Collections Libraries Building plans to open fully to the public with normal service and access to exhibit galleries in January 2012.

To use a collection during fall 2011, researchers should make arrangements with the appropriate library well in advance.

Contacts:
Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library:
hargrett@uga.edu
(706)542-7123

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
russlib@uga.edu
(706) 542-5788

Walter J. Brown Media Archive and Peabody Awards Collection
abolins@uga.edu
(706) 542-4757

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