Visiting the department


Special Collections is located on the third floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, at the top of the staircase. The elevator is to the right of the Library Services desk on the main (second) floor. The entrance to the reading room is through an exhibit room flanked by replicas of Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise doors.

Reading room hours

Please consult the Libraries hours page to find out when our reading room is open.

Reading Room Hours 


The closest parking is available on the first floor of the Whalen Parking garage and under the adjacent Fitness Center (with access through the Whalen garage). A small metered lot is located at the back of the Knowledge Center (East side) with an entrance on Evans Street. More information can be found at Parking & Transportation Services under "additional parking options."

Consult the campus parking map for exact locations of these lots and disability access spaces.

The RTC also stops directly in front of the Knowledge Center.