Individual Researcher Visits to Collections
The Reading Room in Special Collections is open to the public for consultation of Special Collections holdings. Please contact Special Collections staff to plan your visit at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-526-6576, or schedule your appointment with the appropriate staff member.
Class Visits to Collections
Classes from all disciplines throughout the Tri-Co may reserve the Coombe Suite Seminar Room on the 2nd floor of Canaday Library. Faculty interested in viewing objects should contact Special Collections staff at least two weeks in advance to plan their visit. Faculty and students can browse a portion of the collections online: Art & Artifacts, Rare Books & Manuscripts, and College Archives. Public access to Special Collections is also available by appointment.
To schedule a visit to the collection, or if you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 610-526-6576.
Ahead of your visit, please advise students that they should arrive to Canaday 205 with clean hands. Students are welcome to take notes, but only in pencil.
Assignments Using Collections
Faculty are encouraged to develop assignments that incorporate collections. Students may visit collections independently for this purpose, but please contact Special Collections staff at least two weeks in advance to determine the best way to manage this.
Class Visits to Exhibitions
Special Collections offers self-guided and curator- or docent-led tours for college groups during normal gallery hours or by appointment. For group tours or visits, please contact contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-526-6576. Advanced notice of two weeks is appreciated.
Please include the following information in your email or voicemail:
- Group name (college and class title)
- Expected number of participants
- Faculty name, phone number, and email
- Exhibition you’d like to view
- Preferred date and time for your tour
- Special needs your group might have
The gallery's regular hours are noon to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
See what is currently on view.
Attend Friday Finds Programs
Special Collections offers a variety of programs in support of its collections and exhibitions almost every Friday at noon. These are free and open to the public. Classes are encouraged to attend.
Friday Finds can also be an opportunity for students to present research they've done on materials in Special Collections as part of a course assignment or independently. Please contact Special Collections staff if interested.