COVID-19 Update

UPDATE: Rod Library will reopen on August 3rd. For the fall 2020 semester, Special Collections & University Archives will be open by appointment only. We will share more details about scheduling appointments, instruction sessions, and policies related to COVID-19 soon, but in the meantime, please email us at if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.

Special Collections & University Archives is currently closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time. 

SC&UA staff are still available to assist you with your research through email and Ask Us virtual options, but please note that some questions may require consultation with physical collections in SC&UA. Given our limited access to the physical holdings at this time, please allow up to 5  business days for SC&UA staff to answer such questions. 

During this time, we are still able to digitize materials on request for patrons. We ask that digitization requests be kept to 10 items (e.g. 10 photos, slides, pages) per week. You can start the request process by reviewing our General Use and Service Policies, completing a reproduction request form, and emailing the form to Again, given our limited access to the physical holdings at this time, please allow up to 5  business days for SC&UA staff to complete digitization requests.

Additionally, University Archivist Jaycie Vos is available for research consultations via Zoom. You can schedule an appointment with her here.

SC&UA is unable to accept any records transfers or donations at this time. If you are interested in donating or transferring materials to the archives, please email Jaycie at to begin communicating about future arrangements.

Do you have have stories, photos, blogs, or other content to share about your COVID-19 experience? We are seeking submissions for our new COVID-19 community archiving project and want to hear from you!

During this time, please email with any questions or concerns. We will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours.

Please visit for the most up to date information from the University regarding COVID-19 and its impact on campus services, and visit for the latest information about the University's plans to reopen.