Visit Special Collections
The Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections is located on the 5th floor of Hale Library.
Special Collections is currently available by appointment only.
Using Special Collections materials
Special Collections staff must retrieve materials for patrons. Materials cannot leave the reading room, but free scanners are available for use. We recommend researchers contact us before their visit so staff can retrieve materials and have them ready for use. Researchers can complete an annual registration form in advance online.
Reading room use
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.
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.