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Special Collections at Asa H. Gordon Library

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

Access and Use of Materials

special collectionsLibrary 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 Special Collections, all researchers, including administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni are asked to observe the following rules:

  • Materials in Special Collections 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.
  • Materials will not be retrieved from the stacks after 4:30 p.m.
  • All materials must be returned to the reference desk by 4:45 p.m.

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. Special Collections is available for research by appointment.

Please note that while we try to accommodate walk-in researchers, we may not have available staff to serve you without an appointment. Please complete this form or email to set up an appointment.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday By appointment between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday Closed



Asa H. Gordon Library

Savannah State University 2200 Tompkins Rd Savannah, GA 31404 Phone: (912) 358-4324 Reference Text Line: (912) 226-2479