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Using the Archives

Due to COVID-19, Archival & Special Collections is limiting its services to current University of Guelph faculty, staff, and students, by appointment only. External researchers are welcome to contact A&SC, however, only requests for items already digitized can be fulfilled at this time.

How to use the Archival & Special Collections

  1. Register with us in advance. Registration is open to currently registered students, staff, and faculty

  2. Book an appointment to visit the Reading Room (appointments must be booked one week in advance)

    • Appointments are available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m.
    • We will follow up with you for a research consultation to help you identify the materials you’d like to see during your appointment 
    • If you already know what you’d like to see, you can request the items. Please submit your request for materials by Wednesday of the week prior to your appointment
  3. We are also pleased to be able to offer limited no-cost, digital archival reproduction services to University of Guelph faculty, staff, and students.

What’s in Archival & Special Collections?

Archival & Special Collections consist of eight collection areas:

Get assistance

Our reference staff will do their best to answer your questions about our collections. 

Contact us.