Welcome to the LibGuide on how to request to request materials from Special Collections & University Archives! This guide will provide information on how to:
Request can be made directly from the discovery tools, including the Online Catalog (Classic and Worldcat) and the Archives Collections Database.
This account allows researchers to manage their research online. Once you register, you will be able to:
Before placing a request to view Special Collections & University Archives materials in the reading room, schedule an appointment online.
Log in to your Special Collections Account, then use the links in the left-hand side menu to locate and request materials from the online catalog, archival finding aids, digital collections or the Maryland Map collection.
Selecting one of these options will direct you to the catalog or database, where you can search for materials. Use the 'Request from Special Collections' links to initiate your request.
Contact us for assistance searching or requesting materials.
Yes, you can request up to 12 books or boxes at a time. You will be able to make additional requests once you have finished viewing your first 12 boxes.
Choose “Maryland Room” if you are requesting an item from Special Collections and University Archives, which includes:
Get ready to visit the reading room!
As your request is being processed by our staff, you notice the status changes in your account. Here are a few examples:
Log into your Special Collections Research Account and select “My Requests” on the left-hand side menu. You can review the status of your request(s) in “Status” column.
Contact us with any questions about your requests.