Library Overview

The University Library houses over 1.5 million volumes, including 28,000 electronic journals, 2,800 periodicals and newspaper titles, nearly 8,000 active serials, and is a Federal Document Depository with more than 820,000 government documents. With the recent building expansion and increased use of the Media Collection, we have obtained over 24,000 audio, video, and multimedia materials.

Special Collections & Archives

The Library’s Special Collections & Archives collects and preserves rare, historical materials in eight curatorial areas: Southern Labor Archives, Popular Music & Culture Collection, Women’s Collection, Georgia Government Documentation Project, University Archives, Rare Books, Photographic Collections, and Social Change Collection.

One Stop Shop

The library is a one-stop-shop where patrons may obtain assistance with research, tutoring, and technical support, as well as make use of the reference collection, atlases, and modern technology resources that provide access to online research materials and application software. There are over 400 computer workstations, 60 group study rooms, a quiet study floor, and a coffee shop. Each year over 1.5 million people come through our doors to use our state-of-the-art facilities and resources.

Over 100 faculty and staff members are dedicated to advancing scholarship and furthering the educational and research mission of Georgia State University. Additionally, the Library is part of a wide network of information providers that serves the citizens of Atlanta, the state of Georgia, and the scholarly community worldwide.

The Library has continuing memberships in the following research library groups:

Having a unique role in the life of Georgia State University, the Library is the only facility that is truly universal on campus; it is the heart of the university.