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Services

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Student looking through a special collections book.
Special Collections and Archives supports the teaching and learning mission of the University by providing course-specific instruction, individual research consultations, reference and reproduction services, and by ensuring access to the rich primary source materials that inform our understandings of self, University, community, and the global society.

Research

​​In order to make your experience more productive, researchers are encouraged to review information about our collections ​​​​by exploring finding aids, bibliographies, and the library catalog.  For researchers unable to visit in-person, we can do a limited amount of research in our physical collections, on a case-by-case basis.  Requests received by phone or email are monitored and answered Mondays-Fridays, 9am-5pm.​ 

​During summer 2021, Special Collections and Archives is open on a limited basis for in-person research.  

  • ​July: Wednesdays-Fridays, 11am-3pm
  • August: Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am-4pm

Appointments are required 48 hours in advance of your visit.

During summer 2021, s​​taff will not be fulfilling requests for reproductions submitted by in-person researchers.  The following equipment* is provided in our reading room for self-service reproductions.

*Cell phone stand with Bluetooth shutter button (researchers provide their own cell phone)

*Tabletop document scanner (researchers provide their own laptop computer and will need to download scanner software to operate)

Instruction and Presentations

​Special Collections and Archives partners with faculty to develop course-specific instruction using rare books, archives, maps and other unique items in our classroom space on the 4th floor of the Richardson Library. Digitization of selected materials for use in online instruction is also possible. Faculty who are interested in Special Collections instruction are encouraged to contact the Special Collections Instruction Librarian, Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts, before the start of the academic term.

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Contact

Call 773-325-7864

Send an email

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Staff Listing

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John T. Richardson Library
Room 314
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Contact

Call 773-325-7864

Send an email

Follow Special Collections & Archives

Staff Listing

Visit
John T. Richardson Library
Room 314
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614