Anyone! Those interested in using the collection can search the library's catalog via the advanced search option, and enter "b8:special" in one of the search boxes (label it "keyword" using the drop-down menu). You can your add other search terms in other boxes, or browse the whole collection by entering only b8:special. Although these items cannot be checked out, anyone is free to take a peek (or a long stare) at our collections.
While appointments are never discouraged, you do not need one to use our materials.
Leave your bags or personal belongings on the floor near you.
Leave any food or drinks closed and on the floor.
Only use a pencil, no pens or markers.
Laptops and cell phones are welcome.
Photocopies may be possible depending on the condition of the materials, however, we recommend you try taking a photograph, either with a camera or a phone, but please turn off the flash.
Yes you can, as long as the materials fit into the scope of Gustavus Special Collections and Rare Books. For more information please contact the College Archives staff at 507-933-7554 or email@example.com.