This is the second in a series of posts about our new home in AU’s Spring Valley Building (SVB).
One exciting feature in our new space is a larger reading room that can accommodate more researchers and larger classes. The desks and chairs are all on wheels so we can move them around to allow for varying configurations. With a full AV set up, we can easily host lectures and presentations. We also added a light table for viewing slides and negatives and a public workstation so researchers can search the catalog and/or view our digital collections if they do not bring their own device. As with all campus buildings, SVB offers free wifi for guests. We have a few lockers for secure storage of valuables. To facilitate access to collections from off-site storage, we set aside some space to store materials temporarily while researchers are using them.
Researcher appointments are available between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday. Faculty members should contact the University Archivist at least two weeks in advance of their proposed class visit.