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Visit Special Collections and University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives has two reading rooms dedicated to researchers who use our collections. Each room is open special hours. View Daley Library hours or Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago hours.

Plan your visit

To plan your visit it’s best to make an appointment so we can have your materials ready when you arrive. If you’re not sure which materials you’d like to look at, you may find it helpful to search our online list of archival finding aids, our list of rare book collections or our guide to research the history of UIC. You may also ask a librarian for further help.

For your first visit, you will be asked to register, so please be sure to bring a photo identification, such as a school I.D., drivers license, state I.D. or passport.

Because our materials are valuable and sometimes fragile, we do not permit borrowing and all materials must be viewed onsite. We also limit the kinds of items you may bring into our reading room. Pencils, loose paper, laptop and digital cameras (no flash) are welcome. We provide a free locker for your other items.

Exhibits and Special Events

Special Collections and University Archives maintains exhibits at both of its locations and online. The department also occasionally holds special events.

You may browse exhibits during opening hours and attend events open to the general public. View the online University Archives’ online exhibits and UIC image collections at any time.

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