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Using Archives & Special Collections

The reading room in 29 Love Library is open by appointment Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. The reading room is open for drop-in researchers Tues-Weds-Thurs, 9am-4pm.

An appointment is strongly encouraged as it provides an opportunity to prepare materials in advance and make the best use of a visit.

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Using Archives & Special Collections

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The mission of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries is to select, preserve, arrange, describe, provide reference assistance for, and promote the use of rare and unique research materials. The Department maintains these research materials because they are best managed separately from the general collections due to their subject area, rare or unique qualities, source, physical condition or form.