Materials requested from the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are non-circulating. This is different from requesting un-restricted materials from a public library or the University's main library. A patron may welcomely request materials for their research. Depending on the condition of the item or restrictions on it, they may be asked for its intended purpose. Once a request is completed, the materials will be retrieved by on-duty faculty or staff for use in the reading room. These items will not be allowed beyond the reading room or off of the premises. While the requesting process can feel a little intimidating to first-time users, all patrons should feel welcome to request materials, and our archivist/librarians and staff will be glad to help.