Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History


101 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta GA 30303


  • Free

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday : 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday : 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Thursday : 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Friday : 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturday : 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday : 2:00pm - 6:00pm


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The Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) is located in the heart of the Sweet Auburn Historic District. The library opened in 1994 as a special branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System to provide reference and archival collections for scholarly research on African American culture and history. AARL originally was the Auburn branch of the Carnegie Library during segregation. Browse the library’s collections, including the Samuel W. Williams Collection on Black America, textual and microform records, and numerous databases on African American culture and the African Diaspora.
Special Tags
  • Civil Rights
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
Facility Amenities
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
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