Register & Request Items

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.

All requests for Special Collections materials to be consulted in our reading room are made through our electronic request system. Materials are made available in accordance with the Library's Policies Governing the Use of Archives, Manuscripts, and Special Collections.

Please Note: The electronic request system does not work well with the Chrome browser. For best results, please use Firefox or Safari.

If you would like to order copies, or have a question about our materials, please use our online form.

First time user? Start here: How to create a circulation request account

Choose from the following tutorials for additional directions explaining how to request:

Rare Books and Early Manuscripts

Archival Collections

Items for Use in a Class

Written directions explaining how to create an account and request items can be found below:

Creating an Account

Books and Codex Manuscripts

Archives and Modern Manuscripts

Items Without Online Records or problems? Contact us!