Requesting Material for use in the Reading Room


Once you register as a researcher, you can request materials through the catalog or a collection guide to use in our reading room.  Most of our collections are stored at our off-site respository, the Library Service Center. It will take us 2 full business days to retrieve and deliver your materials, so remember to make your requests ahead of time. 

You can begin the process from a collection guide or from a catalog record:

From a collection guide:

Click the "Request for Onsite Use" button on the right:

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From a catalog record:

Click the green "Request" button in the top right:

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You will see a list of all the items in the collection. Select the box or volume you wish to request, and click “Request for onsite use.” If you intend to request multiple volumes or boxes, you must request each one individually:

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You'll be asked to sign in, and then you'll get a request form with filled with the citation information. You'll just need to enter the day you plan to visit, and then you can submit your request:

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Repeat these steps for each item you want to see.  We'll email you when your material is ready for use in the reading room.