Pencils, notebooks, laptops, tablets, cameras and camera phones are all welcome in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.
Please leave jackets, bags, laptop cases, folders, pens, food (including gum and hard candy) and drinks in a designated area.
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When you arrive:
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When in doubt sent us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask an Archivist is a live chat service available Monday-Friday 9 AM-4 PM. If you need assistance outside of these hours, please email us at email@example.com.
Our Reading Room is located on the 2nd floor of Bracken Library.
We are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm during the academic year.
We strongly recommend that you contact us in advance of your visit, especially during the academic year, when we sometimes have scheduled class visits in our reading room.
During the summer, we are open Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
During spring and winter break, we are open Monday-Friday 8 am to 5pm
Additional Bracken Library hours information can be found here: https://www.bsu.edu/academics/libraries/visit-study/hours
The Andrew Seager Archive of the Built Environment is located in the Architecture Building, first floor, Room AB120 and is currently available by appointment only.
For parking information please visit Ball State University Parking Services https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/parking-services
We recommended parking in the McKinley Parking garage.
To ensure the wellbeing of our collection for future generations to access, we ask that researchers abide by the following guidelines.
Reading Room Guidelines
Care and Handling of Archives and Special Collections Material
Photocopying and Digitization Services
Reading Room privileges may be limited or withdrawn for failure to comply with this protocol.