Make an Appointment

Special Collections strongly encourages appointments for all researchers, including students, faculty, and staff. We will give researchers who make appointments priority for limited seating in Special Collections. Otherwise, researchers will be served in the George Connor Reading Room (LIB 439) on a first come, first served basis. Researchers using Special Collections material may displace visitors who are not using materials housed in the repository.

Appointments are most useful for researchers when they submit a list of resources they would like to review onsite prior to their arrival in Special Collections. We strongly encourage you to review our Frequently Asked Questions and search the following resources before submitting an appointment request.

We can also help you with a paper, project or other research-related topic. Complete the form below and we'll arrange to place archival materials on hold or for one of our archivists to meet with you. When describing your research need, provide as many details as possible, including relevant dates, locations, names, and formats. The more information you provide, the better we can direct you to useful resources so that you make the most of your appointment in Special Collections.

For researchers scheduling appointments to consult physical holdings, you must bring your own computer equipment. Special Collections will not provide computers to look up information onsite. UTC students, faculty, and staff may check out equipment from the Library. All community researchers must comply with policies outlined in the University's Fall 2020 Visitors Guide.

Appointments are available during our hours of operation. Requests may take up to 5 business days to process.

For general questions, please use our Ask an Archivist service.

Submit Your Request
Indicate a convenient time to meet or visit Special Collections.
Indicate a convenient time to meet or visit Special Collections.
List the box numbers (e.g. MS-025 053, CHC D005) or call numbers (e.g. NE1112.M67 A35 1982) for the materials you want to conduct research with in our reading room. Otherwise, please provide as many details as possible about your research topic, including relevant dates, locations, names, and formats.
Indicate whether you prefer to meet virtually for a research consultation or need to access our physical holdings onsite.
Indicate whether you need guest access to the University's wireless network. If you are scheduling a remote consultation, please do not request access to the guest network.
To help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all visitors to campus and Special Collections are required to wear a face mask.