Archives Reading Room

Summer 2021 Precautions & Procedures:

The Archives Reading Room is open by appointment only Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1:00 to 4:00
and Tuesday, Thursday from 10:00 to 1:00.

 Contact Us to make an appointment.
Special Collections Reading Room
Special Collections Reading Room

In-person research:
Visiting researchers must schedule an appointment at least 48 hours in advance using the online contact form. Appointments are limited to no more than two hours per day on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Please note: All collection materials must be requested at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled visit and will be in the Archives Reading Room upon the researcher’s arrival. Individuals who are vaccinated do not have to wear a face covering. Individuals who are not vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering while inside campus facilities.

We are not currently making any appointments to view items from the Rare Books collection.

Virtual research:
For reference inquiries, use the online contact form. Staff will allocate up to 90 minutes of research time for each request. Some photographs may be included. Expect at least a 72-hour turnaround.

Additionally, staff will digitize archival collections up to 15 items at no charge. Fees will be applied for 16 or more items, limited to 25 per person. At this time, architectural drawings will only be reproduced using photography. Expect at least a seven-day turnaround for receipt of reproductions.

Located on the 1st floor of Crosland Tower, the Archives Reading Room is the public services access point for Archives & Special Collections. 

The Georgia Tech Archives collects, preserves, exhibits, and makes available for research institutional archives, manuscripts, personal papers, organizational records, visual materials, memorabilia, rare books, and architectural collections. These materials primarily document the history of Georgia Tech and the activities of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Archives staff can provide general information about holdings, assist researchers with using research tools, and make the Archives' holdings available in the reading room. To request collections or any other archival materials, please place a request via the online requesting system or contact an archivist. The Reading Room is open from 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday.