Thursday, July 28, 2011

Reminder: Heritage Room Closes August 1st!

On this day, we'd like to remind you that due to the library renovation, the space where the Heritage Room is currently situated will be closing on August 1st. This gives you the whole weekend to do some last minute searching in the old environment!

After August 1st, many aspects of the Heritage Room collection will be moving to the Reference area of the second floor of the Athens-Clarke County Library. Among the resources that will remain available to patrons during construction are:

  • microfilmed newspapers, deeds, wills, estate records, marriage records, charters, city council minutes, confederate pension applications for Clarke and Oconee counties, and other miscellaneous Clarke records;
  • yearbooks, both Pandoras and for local high schools and middle schools;
  • newspaper abstracts for counties around the state;
  • Clarke and Oconee county collections, as well as those for Jackson, Franklin, Oglethorpe, and several other surrounding areas;
  • microfilmed city directories for Athens and other cities around the state;
  • Civil War rosters;
  • all the online databases that are already available from any library computer, such as Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, and Footnote Library Edition;
  • librarians to answer your questions and assist with your research during all the hours the library is open: from 9am to 9pm, Monday through Thursday, from 9am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday.

We know it will be a big change, but the new Heritage Room will be worth the wait. In the mean time, we are here to help you any way we can.  Our goal is to ensure the least disruption possible to your research, so please don't hesitate to stop by in August and let us know what you think. 

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