Instruction and Tours

A note about access during Atkins Library renovations: Beginning December 14, the 10th floor of Atkins Library may be inaccessible, but instruction requests will be accommodated at an alternative location in the library. To request an instruction session, please use the Instruction Session Request Form.

Special Collections and University Archives welcomes students and faculty from all academic disciplines to learn how our rare and unique materials can be incorporated in their research and learning. Class instruction sessions can range from a general introduction on the use of primary sources to customized curricular support that meets the specific needs of any undergraduate and graduate course. To schedule an instruction session or a tour featuring highlights from our collections, contact us at

We can also provide a brief formal introduction to the history of the university.