Register online to request material for use in our reading room and track the status of your requests.
Most of our collections are stored at the Library Service Center, our off-site repository, and it will take us 2 full business days to bring them to our reading room. Submit your requests in advance of your visit.
Collection guides have been created for more than 2,000 of our archival collections. A collection guide will outline the contents of the collection, explain how a specific collection is organized and give a history of the person or organization that produced the collection.
Librarians and archivists at the Rubenstein Library have created research guides on a variety of subjects to help you find relevant material in our collections.
Learn more about what to expect while you conduct research in our reading room.
The Rubenstein Library and its research centers offer grants and fellowships to fund travel for qualified researchers whose work would benefit from access to our collections.
Offered biennially, this program provides an artist with a four-week residency at the Rubenstein Library focused on exploring and engaging with archival, manuscript and other special collections as part of creating a new body of work.