At this time, we are offering limited on-site appointments in addition to remote support to all researchers. For assistance with research, accessing collection materials, or preparing instruction, please contact the Special Collections staff directly. We can be reached by:
Use the online scheduling service to reserve an on-site research appointment. Appointments are available Tuesday/Wednesday 12-4pm and Thursday 12-7pm.
Interested in remote instruction options? Please review our instruction page.
Looking for the Documenting COVID-19 at UMBC project? Learn more here.
Please click on the above link and read the guidelines before visiting. Note: The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, including the Special Collections Reading Room, is currently open by appointment only. Please use the contact methods listed above to reach us for assistance.
Use the resources below to search for materials held in the Special Collections department.
The Library offers several guides to help you cite your sources:
If you are using an image of an item from Special Collections in your research, we ask that you include a credit line. Additional information about a credit line and is available on the Rights & Reproductions page.
Click the link above to learn more about requesting scans, photocopies, or permission to publish Special Collections materials.
Special Collections staff are happy to assist you with any questions that you might have about visiting and conducting research. We can be reached by:
The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, including the Special Collections Reading Room, is currently closed to all researchers. Please use the contact methods listed above to reach us for remote assistance.