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hargrett library :: georgiana collection

Georgiana Collections

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscripts Library has collected more than two hundred thousand books representing the history of the state of Georgia.

By registering to use the library's Montgomery Reading Room, researchers may work with unique materials that reveal more than three centuries of Georgia people, places, and culture.

At the end of 2011 more than 100,000 Georgiana Collection books and journals that had been housed since the 1980s in the library’s Georgia Room were moved, with the Hargrett Library’s manuscripts and document collections, into the new building’s climate controlled, high-density vault. Researchers can now request books from GIL-Find, the library online catalog, and use them in the third-floor reading room. The Montgomery Reading Room also contains 2000 books—including most standard Georgia reference works – for registered researchers to use.