Access Special Collections in Fall 2020

July 31, 2020

As part of the University Libraries’ Fall 2020 plan, limited staff are returning to the Wilson Special Collections Library to revamp digitization efforts and expand remote reference and instruction services. Students, faculty and researchers seeking access to special collections materials will be able to request digital reference copies beginning July 31.

Details about our suite of services and an FAQ for the Fall 2020 semester can be found on our Prepare for an Online Visit in Fall 2020 page.

Reference Assistance and Consultations

Wilson Library’s Research and Instruction Services librarians are available remotely to help with reference questions. Contact us to discuss your research.

Access to Special Collections Materials

Library users may request a limited number of free digital reference copies for research purposes through their user accounts. Higher-quality digital reproductions may also be requested through the same system. Note that copying services may not be available for some materials due to their condition or usage restrictions. Visit our Prepare for an Online Visit in Fall 2020 page for more information and contact with any questions.


Instruction librarians will provide synchronous and asynchronous remote instruction with special collections materials through the Fall 2020 semester. Request an instruction session using this online form. For sample lessons, visit the Teaching with Special Collections page.

When you have questions, contact us or schedule a consultation with one of our librarians.

To learn more, visit Wilson Library’s Prepare for an Online Visit in Fall 2020 page.