Visit Special Collections

Planning a Visit

We are located on Lower Level 1 of James G. Leyburn Library. During the academic year, we are open to researchers Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm, unless otherwise noted. Please be sure to check our website to confirm our open hours before your visit.

Research appointments are not required, but patrons are encouraged to contact us before an in-person visit in effort for us to better assist with researcher needs.

For driving directions to the library and parking information, see go to the Directions to the Library page.

For other local information, please see the University's Resources for Visitors page.

Reading Room Guidelines

  • Items within Special Collections and Archives are non-circulating. Use is only permitted in our reading room.
  • Ink pens, markers, highlighters, food, drink, and gum are not permitted inside the reading room.
  • Pencils will be provided for patrons who do not have one.
  • Patrons will leave all personal possessions in our lockers with the exception of cell phones, laptops, and photo camera. Outerwear not in use will not be allowed inside the reading room. Personal scanners are allowed at the discretion of the Special Collections and Archives staff, however, handheld scanners are strictly prohibited.
  • Patrons must handle collection material with the utmost care and with clean hands.
  • Patrons must exit the reading room to use their cell phones with the exception of taking photographs.
  • Photographs of collection material for personal, research use is allowed. Flash photography is prohibited.