Fall 2020 precautions and procedures:
The Archives Reading Room is open by appointment only Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visiting researchers must schedule an appointment at least 48 hours in advance using the online contact form. Appointments are limited to no more than two hours per day on a first-come, first-served basis. The Reading Room can accommodate up to two simultaneous researchers with social distancing.
Please note: All collection materials must be requested at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled visit and will be in the Archives Reading Room upon the researcher’s arrival. Researchers will be required to wear masks and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others in the room.
We are not currently making any appointments to view items from the Rare Books collection.
For reference inquiries, use the online contact form. Staff will allocate up to 90 minutes of research time for each request. Some photographs may be included. Expect at least a 72-hour turnaround.
Additionally, staff will digitize archival collections up to 15 items at no charge. Fees will be applied for 16 or more items, limited to 25 per person. At this time, architectural drawings will only be reproduced using photography. Expect at least a seven-day turnaround for receipt of reproductions.
Located on the 1st floor of Crosland Tower, the Archives Reading Room is the public services access point for Archives & Special Collections.