Special Collections and University Archives
The policies listed here are intended to provide researchers with the fullest access possible to the collections in Special Collections and University Archives while maintaining the physical and intellectual integrity of the materials.
Researchers may use Colgate's Library Catalog (online catalog) to identify and locate items in Special Collections and University Archives. Please be aware that many collections in the University Archives are not yet cataloged in the library catalog. Select archival and manuscript collections have finding aids. Please contact department staff if you need assistance in discovering materials.
Researchers, especially those from out-of-town, are encouraged to contact Special Collections and University Archives to make an appointment before visiting to ensure staff availability. It is recommended that researchers inform department staff of their research topic in advance of their visit. Please be advised that the reading room can be somewhat cold.