Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries is home of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and the Peabody Collection.
Parking: Visitor parking is available in the Hull Street parking deck. Enter at the south entrance near Baxter Street and take a ticket. Before leaving the Special Collections Libraries, present your ticket at the security desk located in the lobby and sign for a token. There is no parking attendent so you must have a token to exit. Handicapped parking is located on Level 3 of the deck as well as a pedestrian bridge connecting the parking deck to the quad in front of the Special Collections Library.
Public Transportation: Access to the UGA Special Collections Libraries is via public transportation through UGA Campus Transit. The East-West Route makes stops by the building on both Waddell Street and Hull Street and runs from 6:30AM – 1:00AM. UGA buses on the Orbit and Family Housing routes can be accessed one block east at the corner of Lumpkin and Wray Streets. The Milledge Avenue bus can be accessed one block north of the Special Collections Libraries on the corner of Broad and Hull Streets.
Athens Transit has several bus stops near, but not adjacent to, the Special Collections Library. The stops are on Broad Street, Baxter Street, and Lumpkin Street. The Multi-Modal Transportation Center, where all Athens Transit buses stop, is located 0.8 miles from the building and is an estimated 15 minute walk.