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University Archives & Special Collections

A guide to our collections, primary sources, and finding materials in UA&SC

The UA&SC Reading Room will be open by appointment only, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, starting on June 1, 2021. We require that all patrons wear an appropriate face mask at all times. To request an appointment send us an email. For information about visiting the library, go to Pollak Library Updates: Spring 2022 .

Our collections are available to CSU students, faculty, and the community members for the purpose of doing scholarly research.

In order to provide you with quality service and to ensure the preservation of the records, the following procedures have been established:

  1. The Reading Room is reserved for patrons researching our collections.
  2. Upon each visit, researchers are asked to fill out a Registration Form.
  3. Please refrain from wearing fragrance or cologne during your visit. 
  4. Loose paper, pencils, laptop computers, cell phones, and research materials are permitted in the reading room. Briefcases, backpacks, coats, notebooks, and other items must be left in a locker.
  5. Researchers may use one folder, one photo box, or one book at a time. Please maintain the existing order of records in a box or folder.
  6. Patrons are required to use nitrile gloves (available in the Reading Room).
  7. Please limit conversation to avoid disturbing others.
  8. Eating, drinking (including covered beverages) are absolutely prohibited.
  9. U.S. Copyright Law applies to all materials in UA&SC. In addition, reproductions of materials may not be published in any form without written permission for use.
  10. Digital  and phone cameras are permitted in the Reading Room, but only for use in accordance with the Copyright Guidelines.
  11. When finished with research materials please leave items in a designated cart or return to archives staff.