The Archives Reading Room, located on the third floor of the AU Library, primarily exists to support scholarly research in the AU Archives and Special Collections. As part of the ongoing renovations and improvements in the library building funded by the university and library supporters, the Archives Reading Room has been refurbished with new tables, chairs, and electrical outlets. This significant upgrade in equipment allows for a major change in Reading Room usage.
Effective April 6, 2009, the Archives Reading Room will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for individual quiet study. One or more tables will be designated for use of Archives staff and researchers, and open tables will be available to the community. Consumption of food and drinks is not permitted in the Archives Reading Room. The policy will be enforced, and any evidence of food consumption in the space may result in the reduction of hours.
Stay tuned to the American University Archives and Special Collections blog for news about collections, events, and the Archives Reading Room.