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Visiting the Florida State University Special Collections & Archives

Members of the community, alumni, researchers, and the public are welcome to visit Special Collections & Archives and use the collections found here. Materials in Special Collections & Archives may only be used in the Special Collections Reading Room in Strozier Library or in the Pepper Library Reading Room at the Pepper Library.

All researchers must register and present photo identification before using materials. Personal items and outside materials must be stored in areas provided. Only pencils and loose sheets of paper may be used while working with the materials. Laptop computers are also permitted. Policies governing the use of Special Collections materials are available upon request in the reading room. You may also look at our policies and forms here.

The hours of the Special Collections Reading Room are:

    Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The hours of the Claude Pepper Reading Room are:

    Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

To schedule an appointment outside these hours for the Special Collections Reading Room, please contact Bill Modrow at 850-644-1967 or the Main Special Collections reference desk at 850-644-3271. To schedule an appointment outside these hours for the Pepper Library Reading Room, please contact Rob Rubero at 850-644-9217. Hours may vary during academic breaks, so please contact us to confirm our hours during your planned visit. Staff are available by phone or email during weekdays between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  Please contact us for further information.  Telephone, email, and mail inquiries are welcome. 

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