Research Appointments

Beginning August 17, 2020, Special Collections will be open for research by appointment only to MU-affiliated faculty, staff, and students. Reservations are also required to use the microfilm machines in room 404. Patrons may also request scans in place of in-person research.

Librarians are available for virtual research and teaching consultations. To make an appointment with a librarian, see the profiles of librarians in Our Team or email

By making an in-person appointment, users agree to follow the University's safety expectations, including wearing masks, maintaining at least six feet of distance from others, and respecting markings for traffic flow. One researcher is allowed at a time. Users are also required to follow established reading room rules, including thorough handwashing before handling materials.


Schedule a Microfilm Room Reservation