Requesting Special Collections Materials

Preparing For Your Visit

Visiting the Special Collections’ Research Room is a two-step process. First, you will need to request your materials through Aeon to ensure they are available for your visit. Second, you need to schedule an appointment, at least two business days in advance, with Special Collections. As the Research Room is open by appointment only, it is important to plan ahead for your trip. We are available Monday – Friday, 9AM – 4PM.
To request Special Collections materials for use in the Research Room, please create a USF Aeon user account. For best results, enable pop-up windows.

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Finding Materials

To explore our more than 500 archival collections, search our Finding Aids in ArchivesSpace. You can search for key terms or browse by Collection, Subject, or Name. Explore themes using the Classifications button to see collections related to our major collecting areas and popular research topics. Books, maps, and select audio and visual materials from Special Collections can be found using the USF Libraries catalog.  Select the Books tab to conduct your search, and then filter your results to USF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS – Tampa in the left panel under the LIBRARY section. You can further refine to a specific collection by filtering the LOCATION.

Before You Visit

Special Collections welcomes researchers, students, and community users and encourages the use of its collections in a safe, secure, and productive manner. The department has developed the following guidelines in concert with best practices developed by ACRL, RBMS, and SAA.
Have you identified materials that you are ready to use in Special Collections? Making an appointment with Special Collections is quick and easy.