As part of our commitment to access, we have digitized and made some of our most heavily used collections available online in our Digital Collections.
Preparing for your Appointment
It is important that you wash your hands before your appointment. Hand sanitizer may not be used before the appointment. There is a hand sanitizer station outside of the Reading Room that can be used after your appointment.
The front door of the Reading Room will be locked; staff will unlock the door for you once you arrive.
You will be asked to place your personal items (including bags and outerwear) in a secure locker. Lockers will be cleaned before and after each appointment.
Requested boxes and items will be gathered by staff before your appointment. You must tell Library staff in advance which specific archival boxes, rare books, or artifacts you will need for your appointment.
You will be provided an individual “Research Kit” containing the items and forms you will need during your appointment
Be sure to bring a camera, smart phone, or other electronic device with a camera to take pictures of materials
If staff are required to leave the Reading Room for any reason, you will be instructed to wait outside the department
Staff will clean and disinfect the designated research desk before and after your appointment