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Plan Your Visit to Special Collections and Archives

University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives welcomes all University people as well as independent researchers. Please note, no items in Special Collections circulate and so you will only be able to use the materials in the Reading Room.

Three Steps to Take before Arriving

Before you arrive, please take a moment to peruse our various collections. Published materials can be found using the Library's general catalog, and Finding Aids for archival collections are searched using Northwest Digital Archives. If you have any questions or would like help locating UI Library Special Collections & Archives materials, please contact us at libspec@uidaho.edu or 208-885-0845.
While appointments are not absolutely necessary, we do appreciate advanced notice of when you will be arriving and the call numbers (including the prefix!) or Group numbers (either MG ###, UG ### or PG ###) including which box numbers you would like to see. Simply email this information to libspec@uidaho.edu prior to your visit.

Upon arrival to the Reading Room, you will be asked to fill out a Collection Request Form, acknowledging that all researchers understand and will abide by protocols for using Special Collections and Archives materials. You may also fill the reqest form out in advance and bring it with you, or email it to us before you visit.

Professors: if you would like to schedule a class introductory session to Special Collections, please contact the Head of the Department Erin Stoddart at estoddart@uidaho.edu or 208-885-5813.

For visitors: maps and directions to campus, information for parking on campus, and accommodation and airport information.

Semester Hours:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10 AM to 2 PM
or by Appointment

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