Usage Guidelines & Protocols

Special Collections and Archives

Usage Guidelines & Protocols

Special Collections and Archives

Usage Guidelines & Protocols

Access

Materials in Special Collections and Archives do not circulate. They must be used on-site in our reading room located on the 12th floor of the Kent State University library.

Materials will not be sent to off-site users through interlibrary loan. However, off-site users may request photocopies, scans, orĀ other reproductions of materials. All requests are subject to the Department's Duplication Guidelines.

Materials in collections that are not yet processed (e.g. not cataloged, indexed, or otherwise organized for public use) may be unavailable for immediate research use.

Classes or other groups wishing to visit Special Collections and Archives as a group, must contact the Department in advance to schedule an appointment.

Reference and Research Assistance

Please see our Hours page for current information on in-person (face-to-face, physical) services.

Some collections are stored in an off-site storage facility. These retrieval requests now take up to three weeks to complete. Call or email Department staff for details.

Off-site users may request reference and research assistance. The Department does not currently charge an hourly fee for research services, and reserves the right to limit or refuse such requests due to staffing and time limitations.

Related Guidelines & Protocols

Reading Room

Duplication