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  • Visit Special Collections and University Archives

    Two reading rooms are dedicated to researchers using our collections. View Special Collections and University Archives hours at Daley Library hours or Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago hours.

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  • Learn about the history of UIC

    Special Collections and University Archives has multiple resources to help researchers learn about the history of UIC. Visit our research UIC history guide or Ask an Archivist for more information.

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  • Use an archival finding aid

    A “finding aid” describes the contents of an archival collection. It is the first thing to look at before handling a collection at Special Collections and University Archives.

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  • Donate papers or transfer records to Special Collections and University Archives

    Call us at (312) 996-2742 (Daley Special Collections), (312) 996-8977 (Health Sciences-Chicago Special Collections) or Ask a Librarian to see if the UIC Special Collections and University Archives is the right home for your papers.

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  • Find an archival collection

    UIC Special Collections and University Archives holds a variety of materials that are available to researchers and we offer several resources to aid you in your search.

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  • Visitor services

    All library locations are open to anyone, though some restrictions apply if you are not affiliated with UIC. Visitors can use books and other materials and services (such as research help) in person during most of the hours the library locations are open.

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  • Use other non-UIC libraries

    UIC students, faculty and staff can visit several academic and research libraries in Illinois and the Chicago area. You are able to enter some libraries by showing your UIC i-card or registering with the library. You can also request books for pick up at UIC through the I-Share Catalog. Materials from institutions that are not part of I-Share can usually be borrowed through inter library loan.

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  • Obtain high quality image reproductions

    You may purchase digitized reproductions of images from Special Collections and University Archives for private study, scholarship or research. Just need a simple photocopy or PDF scan? Learn more about getting scans and photocopies.

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  • Get permission to publish images from Special Collections and University Archives

    You may request permission to publish materials from the University Archives and our special collections of rare books, manuscripts, maps and photographs. Fill out the form below or Ask a Librarian for assistance.

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  • Get reproductions from Special Collections and University Archives

    Reading room staff will make photocopies for you, and fees will apply. You may take photographs of items in most collections using a digital camera, with some restrictions. In some cases, photocopies, scans or photographs are not permitted.

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  • Faculty services

    The library can support UIC faculty in their teaching, research and publishing efforts and with Library collections and e-resources.

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  • Reproduction Services

    The University Library offers a variety of reproduction services for items in the collection. Fees for photocopying, scanning and reproducing images may be found below.  Ask an Archivist for more information.

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