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Space Availability - Special Collections and Archives

View of the Reading Room with tables, books, two chairs, and two students.

Reading Room appointments are available to current students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges, visiting researchers, and the community. The purpose of a Reading Room appointment is to consult materials for your research. For consultations with our staff, please schedule a research consultation.

Open by appointment: Monday Friday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 5 p.m. If you need an appointment outside of these times, please email us.

 

 

Plan your visit

  • Make requests for materials at least 1 day in advance of your appointment through your Special Collections account. Please place requests at least 2 days in advance for Pomona College Archives materials. Learn how to request materials or contact us for guidance.

  • Appointments are for one individual. If working on a group project, every member needs to make an appointment.

The day of your visit

  • Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment. If you will be more than 15 minutes late, please email us or call us at (909) 607-3977.

  • If you are not a current student, faculty, or staff member at The Claremont Colleges, please let our staff know that you have a Reading Room appointment when you enter the Library.

  • You will be asked for your identification upon check-in at the Reading Room.

  • Place your belongings in the cubbies. You may bring silenced cell phones, digital cameras, pencils, and laptops or tablets into the Reading Room.

  • Please follow the Reading Room policy on how to handle Special Collections materials.

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