Schedule a Research Appointment

Research appointments

The Research Room at Wilson Library is open for use of Special Collections materials. Due to the high demand for space, appointments are strongly recommended.

All researchers are encouraged to discuss research needs and service options with library staff

Request an appointment:

  1. Scheduling a virtual research consultation may be helpful if:
    1. This is your first time conducting research with Special Collections materials
    2. You are a researcher not affiliated with UNC
    3. You are planning an extended research visit of more than 3 days>
  2. Register as a researcher
  3. At least two full business days before you wish to visit, submit requests for the collection materials you plan to view.
  4. Indicate which day you plan to visit at the bottom of the requesting form. Check our hours calendar to review when the Research Room is open.
  5. A confirmation email will follow within the next business day with additional information. Your appointment is not confirmed until you have received this email.
    1. Planning to visit for multiple days? Reply to the confirmation email to schedule your additional appointments.
    2. Don’t need to be present the whole day of your appointment? Reply to the confirmation email with the times you do plan to be present. This allows us to make space for additional researchers throughout the day.
  6. Review our Prepare for a Visit page for details on the access process and policies
  7. The Research Room has limited space for groups of four or fewer researchers. If you would like to visit with a group, please email to schedule your appointment. All researchers in a group must register as researchers in our online system.

Failure to submit collections requests by 5 PM EST two business days before an appointment may result in appointment cancellation.

If you are unsure of which materials to view or you would like to discuss the access process and policies, you can schedule a virtual consultation with a librarian.

Digital copies

To order digital copies of special collections materials, see our Request Copies page.