Finding materials

Search Collection Guides

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.

Research Guides

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.

Digitized Collections

Find digitized historic photographs, advertisements, texts & more from our library.

Using the collections

Visiting the Rubenstein Library

What to do before you arrive, getting to campus, and where we are on campus.

Register as a researcher 

Register online to request material for use in our reading room and track the status of your requests. 

Request material for onsite use

Requests for material must be made 2 full business days in advance of your visit. Most of our collections are stored at the Library Service Center, our off-site repository.

Using the reading room

Learn more about what to expect while you conduct research in our reading room. 

Reproductions & Permissions

Ordering reproductions

You can order digital copies of items in our collection, including high-resolution images for publication.

Citation, permissions & copyright

Found something great in our collections? Learn how to cite it and when you need to request permission for publication.

Policy and guidelines for filming and video

Filming or videotaping in the Rubenstein Library requires advance permission.