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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I use materials from your collections?

A: Our materials are available from 9-5 Monday-Friday in our reading room, excluding University holidays. It is best to make an appointment, since many of our materials are stored offsite and require one to two business days to be retrieved. Visit our Contact Us page.

Q: How can I best see what is in your collections?

A: If you would like a broad overview of our collections, browse our Descriptive Catalog. If your search is specific or you would like to browse our online finding aids, visit our Search page.

Q: I am a GU faculty member. Can I bring a class in to view materials from your collections?

A: The Barbara Ellis Jones (C’1974) Inquiry Classroom is part of the recently renovated Booth Family Center for Special Collections. Contact Us to talk to one of our curators about bringing your students in to see and work with our materials.

Q: Do you have past exhibitions online?

A: Visit our Past Exhibitions page to see many of our past exhibitions, as far back to 1976. Earlier exhibitions may not contain images, only text.