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Access

  • The Library and Research Center is free and open to the public. Researchers under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult.
  • The Library and Research Center is wheelchair accessible.
  • Materials cannot be checked out. 
  • No appointment is necessary for the Library, Archives, and Photographs collections.
  • Appointments are required for the Media and Objects collections.
  • Hours and how to get here.


What to Expect

  • On your first visit, you will need to present photo identification, fill out a registration card, and agree to follow the Procedures for use of the Library and Archives.
  • Staff can suggest research strategies and help you locate materials. 
  • This is a closed-stacks library; staff will bring materials to you in the Reading Room.
  • Backpacks, purses, and bags are not permitted in the Reading Room; free lockers are available in the lobby to store these items.
  • You may bring in a laptop. Tables with lamps have electrical outlets.
  • Free WIFI is available in the Reading Room.
  • Staff will make photocopies for you. 


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