Access to the Collections

Any person, whether affiliated with the University or not, must make written application to the Librarian of Special Collections for permission to examine Special Collections materials through various forms. Patrons must present a completed Book Request form for each item to examine books found in the online catalog.  For manuscripts items, patrons must present a completed Reader's Registration Form. Photo ID must also be presented at the time of access; for TU faculty, students, or staff, this must be their TU ID.

Off Site Storage

Offsite Storage Notice


Please note: Some materials are located in offsite storage and require special arrangements for anticipated use.

Location information is listed on finding aids and catalog records.

Permission (subject to any general restrictions on access imposed by the author, donor, or the Library) may or may not be granted at the discretion of the Librarian of Special Collections or, as appropriate, the Special Collections staff.

Failure to sign the forms or to present a photo ID will result in the application for access being denied.