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Using the Collection


The Historical Reading Room (HRR) is open to all who need comfort, quiet, and a place to study or to use Ebling Library’s historical resources.

If you are in need of an item listed in MadCat that indicates “Ebling Library Historical Vault” please complete our online form. The item will be retrieved for you to consult in the Historical Reading Room. If you are visiting us in person, there are Vault request forms in the Historical Reading Room which you may use to request items.

Historical Services provides access to rare books and documents that are often fragile and in need of special handling to ensure their preservation.

Exhibits or lectures may occasionally affect the hours of the HRR, but generally our hours will reflect the hours of the building.


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