University of Georgia Special Collections Library

Athens, GA
  • 117,000 sq ft
  • $44 million
  • 4 stories
  • Completed in 2012

Structural Features

  • This unique library houses three separate special collections: the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Collection, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Award Collections.
  • Each special collections library has its own gallery to display permanent and rotating exhibits.
  • The facility includes a shared subterranean vault for high density storage, for which special waterproofing and floor flatness measures were implemented.