Q. What do I need to do to use materials that are in Special Collections?
Answered By: Heidi Herr Last Updated: Mar 18, 2020 Views: 206
Whether for research, personal interest, or instruction, we are happy to make Special Collections & Archives materials available for your use. Here is the scoop on requesting and using the material:
All researchers are required to register online with the department. We use the Aeon system for researcher registration, as well as material requests. The registration is valid for one calendar year. In addition to registering online, you must also bring a photo ID on the day of your visit. You will need it to gain entry to the Special Collections Reading Room.
- After you create an account with Aeon, you can request Special Collections books by clicking on the blue "request" button in the library catalog or for archives and manuscripts collections, the "request" button located in the ASpace collection record.
- If you need help tracking down a particular title or collection, contact Special Collections staff.
- The majority of the collections are housed off-site, so it may take a few days to retrieve material based on its location.
The materials will need to be used in the department's Reading Room and can be kept on hold for as long as you need them.