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Using the Archives

While our Reading Room, Exhibts Room, and physical collections are currently closed, reference services continue to be available online. 

Get assistance

Although we cannot access physical archival material and rare books while the building is closed, our reference staff will do their best to answer your questions about our collections. 

Contact us.

What’s in Archival & Special Collections?

Archival & Special Collections consist of eight collection areas:

Request items from Archival & Special Collections

Please note that we are unable to process registrations, and we cannot retrieve items from the physical collections at this time.

There is a three-step process to use Archival & Special Collections: 

  1. Register with us

  2. Search for archival and rare book materials in Omni

    • Enter the term you wish to search for in the search bar. Press Enter.
    • Look at the left-hand side menu, under the heading "Modify your results".
    • Click on "U of G Location."
    • Select "Archival & Special Collections."
      This will limit your results to items found only our Archival & Special Collections.
  3. Request the items by filling out this form
    Only one call number per request, please. Some items are housed offsite. Pre-ordering materials 24 hours prior to your visit will ensure everything is ready for when you arrive.