Due to the May 22, 2018 Hale Library fire access to our collections is very limited. Special Collections books, manuscripts, posters, and university records are currently unavailable.
We currently have access to our digital collections, and a small group of frequently used reference materials and photographs are available for use in a temporary reading room in 116 Bluemont Hall.
Please reach out to us at or firstname.lastname@example.org to plan your visit.
Reading Room Basics
Our temporary reading room is open at 116 Bluemont Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. When you visit the reading room, we ask that you follow some basic procedures:
- Store your personal belongings (coats, bags, books, folders) in our storage cabinet.
- Leave food and drink outside.
- Use laptops, digital cameras, and pencils instead of pens.
Material cannot be checked out, but we can place them on hold for return visits. You are also welcome to scan material into .pdfs and .jpgs using our self-service scanner.
Please note that bags, purses, and other similar personal items are not permitted at the research tables of the reading room. Space is provided for storage of bags. However, this area is not secure storage for handguns. Any individuals who carry a concealed handgun in their bags must make appropriate arrangements before entering the reading room.