The Sheridan Libraries Special Collections main reading room and department in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library will be closed starting June 18 to allow staff to move into the Brody Learning Commons. The department will reopen in its new space in the Brody Learning Commons at 9 AM on Monday, August 13. During this time, the Garrett Library and George Peabody Library will continue to be available for patrons. The George Peabody Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9-5 and Friday from 9-3. The John Work Garrett Library at Evergreen is open by appointment.
To lessen the impact on scholars using our collections, we will be working directly with curators, faculty, and students to try to identify collection needs for the summer. We will move necessary material to the George Peabody Library for the period we are closed.
If you use Special Collections materials, such as rare books, manuscripts, or archives, please work with the Special Collections staff or your liaison librarian to identify material you might need over the summer. If we receive lists prior to June 4 we can pull and move that material to the George Peabody Library for your summer use.
Our new home in the Brody Learning Commons will have more space for researchers, two small group work rooms, and state of the art teaching space. The space will allow our curators, archivists, and librarians to help scholars engage with our unique, rare, and treasured resources.
If you have questions please contact one of the following:
- your departmental librarian
- any of the Special Collections staff
- Liz Mengel, Associate Director Scholarly Resources and Special Collections.
We appreciate your patience during this period and look forward to welcoming you to our new space when the Brody Learning Commons opens in August.