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Robert W. Woodruff Library

The Robert W. Woodruff Library is a shared library and study center for all 8.300 students in the Atlanta University Center. It is a short walk from the center of the Morehouse campus. It contains everything AUC students need for academic successs. It offers thousands of print and electronic resources, librarians who can assist in evaluating and using resources, as well as a places to study, meet, and present.

The library has numerous technological resources including Windows- and Mac-based computers, wireless printing, audio and video editing suites, and access to software like Adobe Creative Cloud and Final Cut.

Background on the Woodruff Library

Constructed in 1982, the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is named in honor of the late Robert Winship Woodruff, philanthropist and former CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. The library supports the teaching, learning and research missions of four institutions of higher education that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs: Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College. As the “center of the Center,” the AUC Woodruff Library is the intellectual and information hub of the Atlanta University Center. 

The AUC Woodruff Library is also home to the Archives Research Center, which is noted for its extensive and unique holdings of materials on the African American experience, including the John Henrik Clarke Africana and African American Collection and the Henry P. Slaughter and Countee Cullen Memorial Collection. In addition, at the request of Morehouse College, the library serves as custodian of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection.