The Archives and Special Collections Department offers reference services in order to assist with genealogy, local history, and southern history projects. Depending upon the nature of the request expert staff will guide researchers to resources and materials.
Generally staff need date ranges, names, locations, or specific resources in order to assist with reference requests, when this is not possible we are able to provide more in depth research for a fee.
Contact us via email or phone (706) 613-3650 ext. 350 to learn more.
- Georgia residents: $15.00/hour
- Non-Georgia residents: $25.00/hour
Reference Questions and Research requests are completed as soon as possible, as staff time permits and in the order requests are received. Answers are typically emailed or given by phone. Answers may be mailed at the patron’s expense.
The staff of the Heritage Room are not authorized to engage in comprehensive genealogical research or to verify family relationships.
To hire a licensed, certified, accredited or professional genealogist, please consult these websites.
The Heritage Room does not endorse any individual for-hire researcher, and provides these links as a courtesy only.
As the archives and special collections department of the Athens Regional Library System, the Heritage Room offers free 45-minute personal consultations with one of our Heritage Room specialists for novice patrons, genealogists, and researchers in need of individualized assistance. In order to book one of these sessions please email or call (706) 613-3650 ext. 350.
As the archives and special collections department of the Athens Regional Library System, the Heritage Room offers free 45-minute personal consultations with one of our Heritage Room specialists for digitization of family photos, slides, negatives, or other family heirlooms. During this session participants will learn best practices for digital preservation, how to operate the equipment within the Heritage Room, as well as how to best care for the physical items. In order to book one of these sessions please email or call (706) 613-3650 ext. 350.
Copy & Print Fees
Heritage Room Staff cannot make copies of complete books. Short selections of text may be copied for the patron under the Fair Use Act. The Heritage Room strictly abides by Copyright law. Works published in the public domain and may be copied in their entirety. For more information, refer to the ALA Copyright for Libraries Resource Guide.
Black & White
- 8.5″ x 11″ letter photocopies & printouts: $.15/page
- 8.5″ x 14″ legal photocopies & printouts: $.15/page
- 11″ x 17″ ledger photocopies: $.50/page
- 11″ x 17″ ledger printouts: $1.00/page
- 8.5″ x 11″ letter printouts: $1.00/page
- 8.5″ x 11″ legal printouts: $1.00/page
- 11″ x 17″ ledger printouts: $2.00/page
- Scanning without printing is always free.