The Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center is open by appointment only to current University of Chicago faculty, students, and staff.  Information about how to request appointments can be found on our Reading Room Access page.
Special Collections staff members may be reached by using our Contact Form.

Special Collections welcomes visitors from around the world and makes every effort to assist visitors in research during their stay in Chicago.

Please choose from the links below for more information pertaining to your planned visit.

If you are intending to visit Special Collections with a child, please see our policy on Minor-age Researchers and Children in Special Collections and contact us before you make plans for your visit.

Information for Researchers


How to Access the Library

Minor-age Researchers and Children in Special Collections


Location and Travel

Reading Room Guidelines

Policies Governing the Use of Archives, Manuscripts, and Special Collections

Guidelines for Reproducing or Publishing Materials

Request copies

Request materials to use in the reading room

Information for Planning a Class or Other Group Visit

University of Chicago Classes

Other College or University Classes

Community group visits