Answered By: Kelli Hansen
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2014     Views: 12

Books and other materials in Special Collections are housed in closed stacks, which means that patrons cannot browse the way they can in the rest of Ellis Library. To use most print materials, please come to the Special Collections reading room (room 401).  You may want to check the department's hours first.

When you arrive in the reading room, you will be asked to store your belongings on the shelves or in the secure lockers provided on site. Staff members will then ask that you fill out a request slip for each item you would like to see. After you fill out the slips, the staff person will check your photo ID and get the materials out of the stacks for you.  You can use books and other materials in the Reading Room.  Most Special Collections materials cannot be checked out.

For more information on using Special Collections materials, check out our Book Use Policies.