Kenneth Spencer Research Library Reading Room

Select a timeslot below and submit the information to make your appointment to research in the Reading Room at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. This needs to be scheduled at least three business days in advance of your desired appointment.

Please be aware that except for unusual circumstances, appointments are limited to one per week.

Research appointments are scheduled to begin at 1:00pm and end at 3:30pm, but you’re welcome to arrive and/or leave at any time within that period.

Advance request of materials via our online Aeon system is strongly encouraged to make the best use of your time. In selecting your materials, you may wish to consult the finding aids or library catalog.

Building entry will be limited to the ground floor entrance, which is located beneath the terrace to Strong Hall and adjacent to the covered parking area off Poplar Lane. The reading room is on the third floor (one floor up from the ground floor).

Personal belongings other than research materials may be stored in lockers or placed in an out-of-reach designated area in the reading room during your appointment. Public computers will not be available.

              More information can be found at our Fall 2020 Service Updates page which modifies our regular collection use guidelines