Classes, groups and individuals are always welcome to visit the Library and view materials on-site during regular business hours. However, for security and preservation reasons, Rare Books and Special Collections materials are not available for classroom use outside of the Department, or for off-site presentations unless accompanied by a Special Collections librarian.
If you are interested in using materials from the Collections in a class, or would like to discuss what materials might be available and applicable to your course, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections or
- Andrea Reithmayr (for printed materials)
- Jessica Lacher-Feldman (for local history and historical manuscript materials)
- Phyllis Andrews (for literary manuscript materials)
- Melissa S. Mead (for University Archives and UR Faculty/Staff/Administration collections)
We are also able to digitize materials for classes or off-site events. High resolution facsimiles can frequently serve as satisfactory substitutes and may be provided upon request (in certain circumstances, at-cost fees may be incurred); images suitable for Powerpoint presentations are also an option. If you would like to know more about this service, please contact Melinda Wallington.
Finally, we are always pleased to add to our Undergraduate Student Projects pages. If your students have projects or papers that have utilized materials from the Department and which you think should be highlighted here, please let us know!