Library Access Policy

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library is open to visitors Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visitors are defined as individuals without a valid institutional identification card one of the Library's member institutions (Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College or Spelman College) or from one of the ARCHE member institutions

All visitors entering the library must show a valid, government-issued photo identification (driver’s license, military ID or passport, for example).  Students, faculty and staff of the AUC Woodruff Library's member institutions must show a current Atlanta University Center identification card.  Individuals from an ARCHE member institution must show a current institutional identification from an ARCHE member institution.  Visitors will be required to sign in/out and leave their identification with Security Services.  At any time, bags are subject to search by Security Services staff.  Persons without appropriate identification will not be admitted.

Weekdays after 5 p.m. and on weekends, only persons with a current Atlanta University Center identification card; valid institutional identification from an ARCHE member institution; and individuals with research appointments in the Archives Research Center and a valid, government-issued photo identification (driver’s license, military ID or passport, for example) will be admitted to the Library. Persons without appropriate identification will not be admittedAfter 5 p.m. persons in the library without a current Atlanta University Center identification card, valid institutional identification from an ARCHE member institution or research appointment in Archives Research Center will be required to leave.

Persons under the age of 17 will only be admitted when they are accompanied by an individual from an AUC Woodruff Library's member institution with a current Atlanta University Center identification card (an AUC sponsor); or are accompanied by a parent/guardian with current institutional identification from an ARCHE member institution; or are accompanied by a parent/guardian with valid, government-issued photo identification.

The week before and during the midterm and final exam periods access to the AUC Woodruff Library will be limited to persons with a current Atlanta University Center identification card, valid institutional identification from an ARCHE member institution, and research appointments in the Archives Research Center. 

Vendors conducting business in the library are required to sign in/out with Security Services and are required to display visitor badges during all times within the building. The badges will be surrendered upon exit.

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Security Services Manager at 404.978.2108 or librarysecurity@auctr.edu.