Special Collections & University Archives
Knight Library, 2nd floor North, 15th & Kincaid Street, University of Oregon
Second floor by main entrance.
Special Collections and University Archives holds over 3,000 collections; more than a million items ranging from medieval codices and rare books to literary and historical manuscripts, university archives, original art, photographs, film, architectural drawings, and ephemera. We preserve regional history, provide curriculum support, and assist researchers in many fields.
Special Collections and University Archives offers scanning only of complete folders. We will scan at a high resolution all items in a folder. Charges are prorated according to the size of the folder. See our page on rates. This process improves our ability to preserve our materials as well as our ability to provide more comprehensive public services. Once the contents of a folder have been scanned, we are able to provide access to the file for subsequent requests without having to scan the materials again. We can also start linking digitized content to folders in our online finding aids. Researchers are welcome to use their own cameras to take reference shots at no charge; see our camera policy. We also have a list of freelance researcher whom remote researchers can hire. Please email here if you are interested in this option.
View our current public services hours.
Item retrieval will take longer and there may be periods of loud noise (we will supply earplugs).
Architectural drawings, a few manuscript collections, photograph collections, and other select materials may be inaccessible, so please contact us well in advance. Follow our Renovation Updates.