Access During the 2022-2023 Academic Year
All items in our archives are viewable on site on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-5pm, and Fridays 1-4 pm, by appointment only. The library staff can also make scans of materials, depending on the condition of the materials requested, the amount of material requested for scanning, copyright restrictions, and staff availability. We strongly recommend you first search the Special Collections & Archives database before contacting the archives to set up an appointment or request a scan. This database may help to provide you with information about the specific collection, including box and folder information, for the material you are seeking. Please send questions, requests for appointments, and scanning requests to firstname.lastname@example.org, the main reference email for the library, or you call telephone 617-353-1321. Please include “Archives” in the subject line of your email.
About the Archives and Special Collections
The Library also houses approximately 54,000 items located in locked storage. These collections include rare books, journals, pamphlets and other items that do not circulate outside the library. These items may be requested to be viewed in the library. A public scanner is available for scanning items in our locked stacks, subject to the condition of the item and copyright law. Most of these items can be found by searching the library’s public catalog.
Additionally, the library holds a number of significant and unique special collections, some of which are kept in locked storage but some of which are available in the library’s circulating collection. These include collections related to Methodism, hymnology, missiology, and biblical studies. More information on the specific special collections held by the Theology Library is available on the Special Collections page of our web site.
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