Planning Your Visit

To ensure staff readiness, research appointments are scheduled based on staff availability. Please request appointments at least 48 hours in advance to provide staff with ample preparation time before an expected appointment date and time.  

What to Expect When Visiting

The Archival Center is on the library’s basement level, accessible by elevator and stairwell during open hours.  

Library cards are not a prerequisite for accessing the Archival Center; appointments are open to everyone.

Upon entering the archives, we kindly request visitors to store all large bags and coats in the lockers outside. For research purposes, we prohibit the use of pens or permanent markers; however, pencils are provided. Feel free to take pictures or use our scanner for material reproduction. Printing and copying services are available at a fee of $0.15 for black and white and $0.35 for color per page. Payment can be made in cash or by check. 

While researchers are encouraged to request specific materials, our librarians go the extra mile by searching for related materials and providing suggestions to enhance every researcher’s experience. It is important to note that not every research topic may have direct representation in the collections; however, there are numerous materials that may prove unexpectedly helpful. 

Archival Center Hours

Please check here for Library and Archival Center hours.

The Library will be closed Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday.
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