About the Heritage Room

The Heritage Room at the Athens-Clarke County library collects, preserves, organizes, and makes accessible materials covering the Athens area, the state of Georgia, and the Southeastern United States. We opened in 1992 in the library’s Baxter Street location and expanded in size after the 2011-2012 renovation. We house more than 10,000 cataloged, non-circulating books on genealogy and local history; 4,000 reels of microfilm including local newspapers dated to 1808, court records, city directories, census schedules, and Sanborn fire maps; more than 1,000 historical and modern-day maps of Georgia; back issues of more than 80 periodicals; and an archival collection that has materials dating back to the early 19th century.

We seek to serve students of all ages and experience levels in their research into local, regional, and state history and genealogy. Let us help you with your research!

About Athens: In Time

The Heritage Room blog aims to make our collections more accessible to the general public. Our blog posts include researched forays into the history of some of our collections, articles showing how to use resources held by the Heritage Room, and updates about our community programs and projects.