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Not Available COVID 19 Update: Special Collections will reopen by appointment on September 29th. Make your research appointment today!

University of Washington Libraries' Special Collections collects, preserves and makes accessible rare books, manuscripts, papers, records, photographs, moving images and architectural drawings

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Special Collections Virtual Reading Room

  • Schedule a 55 minute appointment to view materials remotely!
    • Users can make one appointment at time
    • Users can view up to one box or 5 books per appointment
    • Appointments open up two weeks in advance

Special Collection Physical Reading Room

  • Schedule a 1 hour and 45 minute appointment to visit our reading room and research in person!
    • Users can make two appointments at a time
    • Users can request up to 10 items per appointment
    • Appointments open up 30 days in advance



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