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Special Collections at Asa H. Gordon Library: Plan a Visit

Information about how to conduct research at the Asa H. Gordon Library's Special Collections.

Plan a Visit

Special Collections at Asa H. Gordon LIbrary is located on the 2nd floor of the Library on the Savannah State University campus. 

For the best service, we strongly suggest scheduling a research appointment. Requests can be made in-person or by email, phone, or fax.

Hours of operation:

Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday-Friday By appointment
Saturday-Sunday Closed

Registering as a Researcher

Researchers need to register with the department and provide a picture ID (SSU ID,  driver’s license, or passport). The registration form describes the special conditions under which Archives materials may be handled, used or copied.

Access and Use of Materials

Library staff provide access to archival materials and research assistance in-person or by email, phone, or fax. Researchers may request in-person assistance during operational hours. 

In order to keep secure and preserve the materials collected in the Archives, all researchers, including administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni are asked to observe the following rules:

  • Materials in the Archives do not circulate.
  • All materials are used only in the reference room.
  • All visitors must sign-in at the reference desk.
  • All personal materials including purses, briefcases, and book bags must be left at the Reference desk.  All outerwear, coats, hats, jackets, and umbrellas must be left at the reference desk.
  • Eating, drinking, and smoking are not permitted.
  • Notes taken while using archival materials may be taken only in pencil.  No pens, highlighters, etc. are permitted.
  • Patrons may use only one box of materials at a time, and will be careful to maintain the order of the documents within a folder.  If any of the contents of a box or folder appear to be out of order, please bring it to the attentions of the staff.
  • All photocopies and scans will be made by the staff.  Restrictions may apply to the photocopying of some materials.
  • The staff reserves the right to examine research materials, personal notes, etc. at any time.