Visiting Special Collections

Empty chairs and table in the Huppe Reading Room

Special Collections is now open to all internal and external patrons for in-person research, by appointment. Our hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except on certain holidays. We will also continue to provide online assistance whenever possible and recommend virtual consultations prior to an in-person visit to ensure the most relevant material is made available. To request items and schedule appointments, contact us at

In order to protect the health of our patrons and staff, we will maintain certain protocols.

  • In accordance with University policy, face masks must be worn at all times by unvaccinated individuals.
  • We ask that visitors wash their hands prior to entry to protect people and our material. 
  • Upon arrival researchers will be asked to complete a registration form with their contact information and the date/time of their visit. 
  • All requested items will be waiting for the patron at a designated place in the reading room. Additional requests may require further appointments, depending on the storage location of the items.

We will welcome in-person classes again beginning in the fall 2021, although virtual sessions are still possible. To schedule an in-person or virtual instruction session, please submit this form.