Visit Special Research Collections

Planning Your Research Visit

It is strongly recommended that requests be placed ahead of time using the Special Collections Research Account online system. We especially recommend that out-of-town researchers or researchers working on time-sensitive projects contact staff at least two weeks ahead of your visit. Some materials need to be retrieved from off-site and will not be immediately available without advance notice. Researchers may also want to contact one of our curators or other Special Research Collections staff for more in-depth reference assistance.

Please check the department’s hours to ensure that Special Research Collections is open during your visit. Be aware that we have limited hours during summer and academic recesses.

Audio/visual materials

Audiovisual materials must be requested ahead of time because it may be necessary to reformat the materials before they can be accessed. For more information on accessing audio/visual materials, please visit: Access to the Sound Recordings.