Special Collections Research Center

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) acquires, cares for, interprets, and shares collections of unique, rare, and primary source material. Examine collection materials, request an instructional session, and explore unique topics with librarians at special events.


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Sixth Floor, Room 660

Hatcher Library South

913 S. University Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

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Special Collections Research Center

  • Walk-in use not available

  • Make appointment requests to access collections materials onsite at least two weeks in advance

  • For instruction sessions and class visits, please request a visit

  • Mask required regardless of vaccination status

  • Located in Hatcher Library on Central Campus

Getting here

The Special Collections Research Center is located in Hatcher South on floor 6. 

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Inside the Research Center

  1. Special Collections Exhibit Space

    Get close to unique, rare, and primary source materials in this pocket-sized exhibit space.

  2. Special Collections Presentation Space

    Reserved for classes and events of up to 25 people around materials from the Special Collections Research Center.

  3. Special Collections Reading Room

    Prepare for your visit to our reading room and know what to expect when you arrive.