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VISITOR INFORMATION
Location
Hours
Directions
Parking
Lodging
Research Visitor
Exhibition Visitor
Events Visitor

Location

Street Address
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Russell Special Collections Building
300 South Hull Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

U.S. Postal Address
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Russell Special Collections Building
Athens, Georgia 30602-1641

Contact
Telephone: 706-542-5788
Fax: 706-542-4144
email: russlib@uga.edu
Web: http://libs.uga.edu/russell

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Hours of Operation

Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED

We are closed on University Holidays as well. Visit the UGA Libraries Calendar for more information.

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Admission

The Russell Library and Russell Galleries are free and open to the public.

The Russell Galleries appreciates donations to support its public programs and exhibits. Suggested donation is $2.00.

Directions


The Russell Library is located in the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Building located at 300 South Hull Street on the western edge of the University of Georgia campus.

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Disabled or Limited Mobility Access

All public areas of the Russell Special Collections Building are accessible to visitors with disabilities. Handicapped parking is available in the Hull Street Parking Deck, one block from the Russell Special Collections Building and in the Tate Center Parking Deck, located approximately 4 blocks from the Special Collections Building. Visit http://www.parking.uga.edu/ to view this parking deck on a map.

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Parking

Visitors to the University of Georgia Special Collections Building are invited to park in the Tate Center Parking Deck located on Lumpkin Street , one block south of the intersection of Baxter Street and Lumpkin St. This deck is approximately 4 blocks from the Special Collections Building. Visit http://www.parking.uga.edu/ to view this parking deck on a map.

Bicycle Parking
Bike stands are available next to the Russell Special Collections Building.

Bus Service
UGA Campus Transit buses serve the main library via the boarding zone on South Hull Street. The East West line serves this stop.

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Lodging

Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (Listing of Accommodations)
Georgia Center for Continuing Education -- Conference Center and Hotel

The Department of University Housing has a very limited number of apartments available for use by visiting scholars and other guests of the University of Georgia. For more info, please visit http://www.uga.edu/housing/visitors/index.html.

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Research Visitor Information

Located in the Russell Library, the Reading Room serves visitors using
manuscripts, books, audiovisual materials, visual materials (photographs),
maps, artwork and graphic materials, and electronic records.

  • Access to the Russell Library is free and open to all.
  • Researchers may bring a laptop to conduct research.
  • Digital Cameras are not permitted in the research room.
  • Fees for photocopies are $.25 per page and are subject to
    restriction according to access policies of the Library.

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Exhibition Visitor Information

The Russell Gallery is free and open to the public; suggested donation is $2.00. The Russell Library offers large-scale thematic exhibits on an annual basis in its main gallery as well as several smaller exhibits in its lobby area that change throughout the year. In its new facility, the Russell Galleries will feature a rotating exhibit gallery, an oral history and media gallery, and a re-creation of Senator Russell’s Senate office. To prepare for the move to the new facility, the main exhibit gallery will close to the public on December 1, 2010. The lobby gallery space will continue to offer exhibits until May 2011.

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Group Tour Information
The Russell Library welcomes groups and school field trips. To schedule your visit, please complete a tour request form or call 706-542-5788. Two to four weeks advance notice is advised.

Events Visitor Information

The Russell Library offers public programs throughout the year in its facility and at other venues around the Athens area. To learn more about programs, visit the events calendar. The Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia, a civic engagement program of the Russell Library offers monthly deliberative community forums on issues of public interest. Information about these forums is available on the Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia homepage.

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