Affiliated libraries

AUC Robert Woodruff Library

Constructed in 1982, the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is named in honor of the late Robert Winship Woodruff, philanthropist and former CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. The library supports the teaching, learning and research missions of four institutions of higher education that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs: Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College. As the “center of the Center,” the AUC Woodruff Library is the intellectual and information hub of the Atlanta University Center.

The AUC Woodruff Library is also home to the Archives Research Center, which is noted for its extensive and unique holdings of materials on the African American experience, including the John Henrik Clarke Africana and African American Collection and the Henry P. Slaughter and Countee Cullen Memorial Collection. In addition, at the request of Morehouse College, the library serves as custodian of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection.


Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is the largest in the state, with 34 libraries and a collection of more than 2.5 million items. With innovative programs, services and virtual resources tailored to meet the needs of each branch’s community, AFPLS is an ever-changing experience whose goal is to redefine the library experience. Children, teens and adults may choose from a variety of classes, visit exhibitions, listen to authors discuss their work, check out videos, DVDs and CDs, attend book club discussions, get homework help, hear music and see performances. Last year patrons borrowed more than 3.3 million items, made 3.7 million visits to the libraries and asked 1.7 million reference questions.

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System includes the Central Library, located downtown and designed by Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer, and the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, the first library of its kind in the Southeast offering specialized reference and archival collections.


Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Holdings of more than 3.5 million items include city of Atlanta and Fulton County records dating from 1848; 21,000 bound volumes on Atlanta and related history; 1.2 million historical photographs; county and state maps; and one of the southeast’s largest collections of historical architectural drawings. The Kenan Research Center is vital to ensuring that the Atlanta History Center’s educational programs and exhibitions have a sound foundation in historical research. These resources are available without charge to researchers. Frequent patrons include high school and college students and faculty, corporate researchers, city officials, genealogists, lawyers, developers, preservationists, media and authors.


Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

The Jimmy Carter Library is home to the presidential papers of the Carter Administration. Located adjacent to the non-profit Carter Center in the Carter Presidential Center complex in Atlanta,  the Jimmy Carter Library and its museum are operated by the National Archives and are open to the public seven days a week. One may search selected holdings of the National Archives online via ARC, the Archival Research Catalog. The Web site also offers access to photographs from the Library’s still photograph collection and selected oral history transcripts from it’s holdings. Links are provided to the Carter Center.


Georgia Archives

The Georgia Archives identifies, collects, provides access and preserves Georgia’s historical documents. Whether you love history, or simply want to know how we serve the citizens of Georgia, we invite you to explore our website or visit us in the City of Morrow, located just south of Atlanta. We look forward to serving you!


Georgia Public Library Service

The Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS), a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, provides a variety of services to public libraries and their patrons throughout Georgia.