Special Access Note:
For assistance with reference and research questions, accessing collection materials, scheduling a research appointment, or preparing instruction, please use this guide, search our FAQs or fill out our question form.
Schedule Your Research Appointment in Advance
To schedule your visit to the UB Special Collections & Archives, please request an appointment using our online form at least 48 hours in advance of your visit. We monitor all research and appointment requests and will reply promptly. We are open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Archives staff reserves the right to require that walk-in visitors reschedule their research for a future date.
The Research Room
Separate from work spaces and collections stacks areas, the Research Room is where researchers will work directly with a reference archivist to view the collections they have requested. Because our collections are unique, no materials may leave the research room, and visitors may not browse the stacks.
What to Bring
When You Arrive
We are located at: H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104, 1415 Maryland Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201
A department staff member will assist you during your visit to the Research Room. Special Collections and Archives materials are non-circulating and can be viewed only in the Research Room. Access to some material is limited by donor restrictions, privacy concerns, legal requirements and/or the physical condition of the material. For additional details, please read our full Access Policy. For more information about collections restrictions, please see our Restrictions Policy.
Conditions Regarding Collections Use
Researchers will be granted access to all unrestricted materials in accordance with the rules and policies of the UB Special Collections & Archives. Researchers using archival collection materials, including processed and unprocessed collections, may come into contact with items that contain sensitive information about individuals and/or organizations, and must understand and agree not to copy, publish, present, disseminate, or convey this information to anyone by any means. (Examples of sensitive information include, but are not limited to, social security numbers, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers, health records, legal records, financial information, etc.). When researchers find any sensitive information during their research or are unsure if information they have found is private or sensitive, they agree to request that the archivist or research room attendant assist them.
Handling and Using Collections
Archival collections are by their nature unique, and often delicate. Please handle our collections materials with care.
Scanning and Taking Photographs
Citing Collection Materials for Your Research
Material from Special Collections and Archives may be quoted or reproduced for personal and educational purposes, provided appropriate credit is given. Any commercial use of this material is prohibited without prior permission. When material from our archival collections is used in either manner, please use the prescribed form of citation:
[Document name, date; collection name; series number, box number, folder title]; University of Baltimore Special Collections and Archives.
For audiovisual materials, please use the following credit line:
[Collection Name], University of Baltimore Special Collections and Archives.
For more information, access our full Citation Policy.