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Conducting Research in Special Collections

Appointments during Mullins Library Phase II Renovation

Beginning September 6th, 2022, Special Collections will have modified hours of operation and will offer 2, 3-block appointments per day, Monday-Friday. The morning block is available from 9-12 and the afternoon block is available from 1-4. If you plan to do research for the entire day, you will need to book an appointment for both blocks, if seats still remain. Limited seats are available and appointments must be booked at least 5 business days in advance of your planned visit.

When booking your appointment through your Special Collections account, double click on any block that is white (not covered in red hashing). The only blocks available should be the 9-10 AM block or the 1-2 PM hour block. When the appointment information box opens, the "end time" will automatically set to either 12 PM or 4 PM, depending on which block you are booking. 

If you need help making an appointment please email Research Services at 

Scheduling Appointments in Aeon

From the "Outstanding Requests" page:

  1. Click the "Actions" button to the right of the request to be submitted and select "Edit" from the dropdown menu.
  2. In the form, scroll down to the "Schedule Appointment" section. Ensure the reading room field is set to "Special Collections Reading Room." In the "Appointment" field, select pre-existing future appointments by clicking into the field and selecting the desired appointment; to create a new appointment click the "New Appointment" button under the field. In the form, give the appointment a title, select a start time and end time, and click the "Schedule" button. 
  3. Review your request before clicking the "Submit Information" button at the bottom of the page.

From the "Saved Requests" page:

  1. Check the box next to requests to be submitted.
  2. In the "Schedule Appointments" section, follow directions in Step 2 above.
  3. Review your request before clicking the "Submit Information" button at the bottom of the page.

Canceling Appointments in Aeon

In the "Appointments" tab, find the appointment to be cancelled from the list, click the "Actions" button, and select "Cancel Appointment" from the dropdown menu.

Note: Canceling appointments will cancel any associated materials requests. You can resubmit cancelled requests from the "Cancelled Requests" page under the "Order History" tab.

Rescheduling Appointments in Aeon

You can edit or reschedule schedule appointments from the "Appointments" tab. Click the "Actions" button to the right of the appointment and select Edit. Edit the form as needed and submit.