SCUA On-site Research Procedures

Before Your Visit

Appointment requiredResearch visits must be scheduled in advance. Visits can be scheduled using the Materials and Appointment Request Form. We request that you schedule your appointment with at least 24 hours advance notice to ensure materials are retrieved for you before your session. Reading room capacity is limited to 8 researchers at a time.

Image of question mark bubble Questions about your research topic or finding relevant materials within our collections? Send us an email at or schedule a consultation appointment with Cara Howe or Xena Becker.

During Your Visit

Washing hands image All researchers must wash their hands before using collections, or wear nitrile gloves when required while handling materials. Researchers also are encouraged to wash their hands after using materials.

Image of laptop computer Researchers are encouraged to use a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to take notes. We also have paper available for note taking.

Image of pencil Researchers are encouraged to bring a pencil for note taking. If a researcher uses a department pencil, they should take it with them at the end of their visit. All other use and handling rules still apply.