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Using Our Collections

Sign in and request items

All researchers using materials from Special Collections and University Archives must register for a user account. This account allows researchers to manage their research online. Once you register, you will be able to:

  • Request materials online even when the reading room is closed
  • Schedule your requests so materials will be placed on hold for you in the reading room when you arrive
  • Submit duplication orders and receive digital scanning orders online
  • View and track the status of requests and orders
  • Review request history
  • Export the citation for references


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are Special Collections?
  2. Do I need to make an appointment to visit the reading room?
  3. Who can use your collections?
  4. Why do I need an account to use special collections materials?
  5. What are your hours?
  6. Can I check out materials in the Maryland Room?
  7. Can I study in the Maryland Room?
  8. Can I use a digital camera, laptop, or personal scanner in the Maryland Room?
  9. Can I request copies of materials from your collection?
  10. Are any of your collections available online?
  11. Who do I contact for student employment and volunteer opportunities?
  12. How do I cite materials from Special Collections and University Archives?
  13. Do I need permission to publish materials from your collections?
  14. Can I donate materials to Special Collections and University Archives?
  15. Who do I contact to schedule a class visit or tour of Special Collections and University Archives?
  16. Where is the Maryland Room located? Is there parking nearby?
  17. Where can I get lunch on campus?

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