Access and Services Fall 2020
Safety and Sanitation
For complete information on required safety protocols, including face coverings, please see the Libraries Phased Reopening page.
Cleaning products and their residue can damage archival materials. Consequently, we are using REALM findings to determine how long COVID-19 can live on archival materials. We are quarantining materials for 72 hours in between uses and we are limiting the reading room to one user at a time with appointments available twice per week.
Using the Collections
Special Collections and University Archives is continuing to prioritize remote access given the limitations of onsite access and the difficulties many researchers have with traveling due to the pandemic. Appointments for onsite use of Special Collections and University Archives materials are available when scanning or livestreaming via document camera is not a viable alternative. This applies to archives, Book Arts collection, photographs, other items located in Special Collections. If you do visit us onsite, our existing policies apply in addition to alternative operations policies. We may also be able to find a good resource for you in our existing online offerings:
Reference and General Assistance
Reference consultations are available remotely. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time for a phone call or Zoom meeting.
Tours and Class Visits
Onsite tours and class visits are not available. Please contact us at email@example.com to discuss alternatives.
One public computer is available for your use. Wifi is available throughout the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
The overhead scanner is available. Please bring your own flash drive to save your scans.
Lockers are unavailable. However, since the reading room is limited to one user at a time, and the space must be booked in advance, you will be able leave your belongings on the top of the locker cabinet by the front door.
Media playback is unavailable. Some of our audiovisual materials may be available as a patron order request. Please see Making or Ordering Copies of Materials in the Archives for more information.
The exhibit space being open depends on several factors that we cannot predict at this time. Expect the exhibit room to be open sporadically during the fall semester.
While most of our services are free, those that do incur costs may only be paid via credit or debit card. Please see Making or Ordering Copies of Materials in the Archives for more information.