Before You Arrive

For the most efficient service, please call or email in advance of your arrival.

Some collections are stored off site.  Advance notice, at least 24 hours, is needed to retrieve these items for research use.


If working within a limited time frame, let us know your topic in advance and materials can be prepared for your arrival.

For more information, consult the Before you Start–Guide to Special Collections & Archival Materials.


Before you arrive, please fill out the Patron Registration Form and bring it with you to the Reference Desk.