University of Georgia Libraries Prepares to Move Special Collections to New Building
From the Athens (GA) Banner-Herald:
After years of planning and waiting, moving day is finally at hand for the University of Georgia’s main library on North Campus.
A week from today, workers will begin moving thousands of boxes containing millions of items from the building into UGA’s nearly completed special collections library.
Librarians are packing up millions of documents, videotapes, books, memorabilia and other items, including the Confederate Constitution, Sen. Richard Russell’s baseball card collections and rare first editions of centuries-old books.
Library officials hope to open the new library to the public in early January.
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The new Special Collections Libraries Building will have:
- 115,000 square feet
- Integrated security
- Customized climate control
- Galleries for exhibits
- Classrooms to integrate materials into instruction
- Space for colloquia and other events
- Growth for 40 years
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