Starting on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, UCR Special Collections and University Archives is offering limited in-person research appointments for UC-affiliated students, faculty, and staff.
UC-affiliates who wish to view microfilm or physical materials from Special Collections & University Archives must make a research appointment.
Consultations and reference services are also available through email or by appointment on Zoom.
Throughout Summer 2021, research appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Each appointment is up to 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 building from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.
Besides this one-hour break, re-entry is not allowed after exiting the building.
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 email@example.com 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.
Requests for items must be submitted at least 72 hours before your appointment date; same-day and walk-in requests will not be fulfilled.
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.