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Rare Books & Special Collections request form

Make an appointment to view materials in the meeting room

A minimum pre-booking period of two business days is required for all Rare Books & Special Collections materials. Booking requests made less than two business days in advance of the required date will not be accepted. You will be notified by email to resubmit your booking request.

You can request up to five items. For more than five items, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections.
Our reading room is reserved for individual readers. If you are a group of three or more, please complete our group registration form.

Planning Your Visit

You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your appointment. Please arrive on time. Your items may no longer be readily available if you arrive late. To reschedule, please contact Rare Books & Special Collections.

Consult our Reading room guide before your visit to avoid any delay or disappointment.

Not sure what you are looking for?

Please contact Rare Books & Special Collections with information on your research. We will get back to you as soon as possible.


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If you have any questions regarding this form, please contact Rare Books & Special Collections.

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