Library Access Policy

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

1.  All visitors entering the library must show a valid, government-issued photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, military ID, passport).  Students, faculty, and staff of the RWWL Atlanta University Center 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 with Security Services.  At any time, bags are subject to search by Security Services staff.  Persons without appropriate identification will not be admitted.

2.  Weekdays after 5 p.m. and on week-ends, only persons with a current Atlanta University Center identification card; valid institutional identification from an ARCHE member institution; and  individuals with research appointments in Archives & Special Collections and a valid, government-issued photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, military ID, passport) will be admitted to the Library.  Persons without appropriate identification will not be admitted. After 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 & Special Collections will be required to leave.

3.  Persons under the age of 17 (seventeen) will only be admitted when they are accompanied by an individual from an RWWL Atlanta University Center 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.

4.  The week before and during the midterm and final exam periods access to the RWWL 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.

5.  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.

6.  Visitors to Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library’s premises and/or at Library-directed and/or sanctioned activities, (unless authorized federal, state, or local law enforcement personnel) are prohibited from introducing, possessing, using, buying or selling weapons, firearms, ammunition explosives and/or other dangerous or hazardous devices or substances while on the Library’s premises and/or attending Library-directed and/or sanctioned activities.  This prohibition expressly includes those persons licensed to carry concealed firearms (other than authorized federal, state, or local law enforcement personnel).  Any person violating this policy will be required to leave the Library’s premises immediately.

7.  Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Security Services Manager, 404-978-2108 or librarysecurity@auctr.edu.