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All appointments must be made at least two business days in advance of your visit.

A detailed box list of the collections you wish to consult must be included at the time of booking an appointment. Unfortunately, appointments booked without this will be declined, and we cannot page materials on demand during your research visit.

If you need assistance navigating our finding aids or catalog to ensure your request is accurate, please reach out to We are happy to help determine appropriate resources for your visit.


What you need to know: 

  • Reservations must be made two business days in advance. Appointments made less than two business days in advance will be declined. 

  • Bookings are available in the morning (9:00 - 12:00) and in the afternoon (1:00 - 4:00) 

  • You may schedule appointment slots over multiple days.

  • Each visiting patron must book a separate appointment with a separate table to register as a researcher.

  • The reading room closes from 12-1pm each day. You will be asked to exit at noon and return at 1:00 if you’ve booked an afternoon slot. 


Appointments can be made up to two months in advance. If you are making travel plans and would like to make a reservation more than 30 days out, please contact us at

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