UCR Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA) is expanding our hours of service for in-person research appointments for UC-affiliated students, faculty, and staff starting Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. As of this date, our hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

After Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, SCUA will be open to all researchers from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and no appointments will be required.

Reproduction (digitization) orders are temporarily free to UC-affiliated patrons (to learn more, please see our FAQ page), and are available for a fee to the general public.

Consultations and reference services are also available through email or by appointment on Zoom.

In-person appointments

Until Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, appointments are three hours long and may be scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. 

All-day appointments (from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) are available, however all researchers must exit the department from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.

Please arrive on time for your appointment. Late arrivals will not be accommodated.

How to request an appointment

To request an in-person appointment, please contact specialcollections@ucr.edu with your proposed date and time. If approved, you will receive a confirmation email.

Please submit a separate request for items using our Special Collections Request System, upon receiving confirmation of your appointment.

Currently, requests for items must be submitted at least 72 hours before your appointment date; same-day and walk-in requests will not be fulfilled. After Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, same-day and walk-in requests are permitted.

Safety Guidelines and Precautions

Special Collections & University Archives is committed to the safety of its patrons and staff. All patrons and staff must properly wear a mask when indoors. A maximum of four researchers (one per table) will be allowed per appointment slot.

In addition, plexiglass has been installed, touchless check-in will be utilized, researchers will be socially distanced, research stations will be sanitized regularly, and hand sanitizer will be available.

To learn more about UCR’s campus-wide response, please visit Environmental Health & Safety here.