About Us

We are a department of the Georgia State University Library. Our mission is to collect and preserve unique historical materials that connect the Georgia State University community, scholars, and the public to the human experience.

Our collections are open to GSU faculty, staff, and students, to outside scholars, and to the public.


We are on the 8th floor of Library South (100 Decatur Street SE) in Atlanta.

  • You must present a current photo ID to enter the library and register to use our collections.
  • The week before final exams and during final exams, non-GSU visitors need advanced permission for access. Email archives@gsu.edu to arrange a visit.
  • Please review the library’s Visitor Access Policy for more information about visiting.

You may take photographs of our collections for personal use. Please review our camera use policy for more information about personal photography in the reading room and gallery.


Location Weekdays Saturdays Sundays
Reading room
8th floor, Library South
8:30AM to 6:00PM By appointment
Please arrange your appointment by 4:00PM Thursday.
Exhibit Gallery
8th floor, Library South
8:30AM to 6:00PM Closed Closed
Johnny Mercer Exhibit
1st floor, Library North
Regular library hours Regular library hours Regular library hours


Mailing Address
Special Collections and Archives
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3202

Contact information for individuals is available in the library employee directory.



Job openings are posted on the library employment page.If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, student worker, or intern, email us at archives@gsu.edu.