University of Oregon

Special Collections & University Archives

reading room Knight Library | North Wing | 2nd Floor 
Paulson Reading Room
1299 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-1299
Reference & Use Requests
Phone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
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General Hours and Current hours

*Please check the Current Hours calendar for all up-to-date hours and closings

Winter Term Hours:

January 4 through March 18

Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Special Collections and Unviersity Archives will CLOSED at 3:30 on Thursday, March 3.


News, Events, and Collection Highlights

Reference & Use Requests

  • Use our form to submit requests for research or use permission.  We require all requests be written via email, fax or letter. Requests made by phone have to be transcribed.
  • Timely requests: Some collections require advance notice to be made available.
    • Off-site items may take up to two weeks to transport and review.
    • Architectural drawings (especially for Saturday viewing) must be requested 72 hours in advance.
    • Glass-plate negatives, early manuscripts and other extremely fragile or high-value items require confirmed  appointments. Walk-in requests may be accommodated if there is sufficient staffing.
    • On Saturdays, confirmed prior appointments are required for early manuscripts, glass-plate negatives, architectural drawings
    • Before using these materials, a reference interview is highly recommended
  • Traveling? Please contact us before planning a trip so we can confirm our hours and make sure the collections you need are available when you arrive. Our schedule is subject to change.


Created by nhelmer on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Feb 9, 2016
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