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Special Collections and Archives

Tips and tools for researching primary sources in Special Collections and Archives and online

Kennedy Library Transformation

Please contact for information about services during the Kennedy Library Transformation project, including answering reference questions, scheduling in-person research, scheduling instruction sessions, requesting digital files and permission to publish, requesting digitization, and considering collection donations and transfers.

Details about the project may be found on the Facilities Management & Development website: News and updates related to Library services may be found here:  


Fall 2023 Reading Room Hours

In Fall Quarter the archives Reading Room is open Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment. 

We have relocated to Building 26 (Graphic Arts), Room 110F.
Three people working in the reading room.

We ask researchers to schedule an appointment at least five business days in advance so we have time to retrieve and prepare materials for your visit. Email to schedule an appointment.


Image: Photograph of the archives reading room. An archives staff person will be available to help you when you visit.

Schedule a Virtual Appointment

With the Virtual Reading Room service, you can meet with archives staff to view archives materials over Zoom or get help with your research project.

Email us at to learn more.

Virtual appointment set up, including laptop, camera, and archival material. Screenshot of virtual appointment on zoom.