The Special Collections Research Center supports the research needs of University of Chicago students, faculty, and staff, and of individuals outside of the University of Chicago community. Responses to queries submitted in writing are provided as staff resources and time permit; they usually are answered in three to four weeks. Priority for this service is given to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Chicago, whose questions are usually answered in 1-2 days. To assure a more complete response, please complete the following Special Collections Request Form.
For information about reproducing or publishing materials from Special Collections please see our Permissions information page.
Interlibrary Loan librarians: please make all ILL requests for Special Collections as you would for any other ILL request. Please contact University of Chicago Interlibrary Loan Lending with any questions.
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If you prefer, you may submit your reference question by mail to:
Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1504