As the Milne Special Collections and Archives unit reorganizes and seeks to hire new staff, there will be some changes to our reference desk hours.
Starting Tuesday, January 20th, reading room hours for the spring semester will be:
- Monday: 12-4pm
- Tuesday: 12-8pm
- Wednesday: 12-4pm
- Thursday: 12-4pm
- Friday: 12-4pm
Milne Special Collections and Archives will continue to open by appointment for those who are unable to make regular reading room hours.
Like most Special Collections and Archives, we are closed on the weekends.
These changes are in response to reduced staff, a growing backlog, an increase in remote reference, and a shift in photo/scanning requests stemming the closure of Photo Services last spring. In addition, our statistics show that two-thirds of our face-to-face research occurs after noon.
As a group, we strive to provide the best possible public service, in person and remote, as possible. We are hoping that with your help and understanding we can make this solution work as well as possible until we are fully staffed.
If you have questions, or wish to make an appointment, please contact Contact Special Collections, Archives, and Museum staff.