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Southwest Collection/Special Collection Library

This is a general guide for researchers to get started using the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

Visiting SWC/SCL

Visitors and walk-ins are always welcome at SWC/SCL!  

There are some things to keep in mind, however, when requesting materials in the reading room:

  • For a first visit, you will need to complete a Reading Room Registration Form.
  • All materials are non-circulating, so items requested must remain in the reading room. 
  • Only laptops and notes stamped with SWC's identification stamp are allowed in the reading room.
  • Electronic recording devices such as cell phones are restricted items.
  • Lockers are provided for your privacy and security.
  • Due to the condition or special requirements of some materials, the time to retrieve some items may vary. 
  • If you're planning to use a large collection or a significant amount of materials, a working day's notice is appreciated.