Visit Special Collections

Plan your visit to Special Collections

Selecting materials

In most cases, individuals do not need to make an appointment ahead of time to use the collections; however, we strongly recommend that out-of-town researchers or researchers working on time-sensitive projects contact the Reading Room 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. All researchers looking at a broad range of materials will benefit from contacting the Reading Room so that we may assemble the materials you would like to see in advance of your visit. 

Deciding on a time and date

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

Requesting audio/visual materials prior to visit

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.