About the William L. Matheson Reading Room
- Located on the third floor of the Candler Library building.
- Access via the Candler main entrance or via the bridge that connects to level 3 of the Robert W. Woodruff Library.
- Six iMac workstations are available.
The reading room is Woodruff library's holding space for its current periodicals. Journals and magazines are shelved in alphabetical order by title, starting to the right of the service desk and continuing clockwise around the room.
In most cases, the library keeps approximately the most recent year’s worth of journal or magazine issues in the reading room. Older issues may be bound and shelved by call number in the stacks, replaced by microfilm, or kept in the storage library. Newspapers are usually kept for approximately 3 months, until replaced by microfilm.
Learn about the amazing renovation of this space that took place in the late 1990s - early 2000s.