The Library and Archives is free and open to the public. All materials are non-circulating and may be used within the Library and Archives facility.
Most library materials (including books and dissertations, magazines and journals, sheet music and songbooks, and audio and video recordings) may be accessed in the Library Reading Room. Our catalog and numerous databases are also available for searching.
All archival materials are stored in climate-controlled archival storage areas, and most of them can be made accessible in the Archives Reading Room. Researchers may request access to archival materials and view them under staff supervision. Visitors wishing to use archival materials should contact us to make an appointment prior to their visit.
All visitors are encouraged to obtain a free Researcher Card, which may be obtained in person at the Library and Archives by presenting a valid photo ID. All visitors are welcome to use the books and magazines in the Library Reading Room without obtaining a Researcher Card, but those who wish to use other materials (including CDs, DVDs, non-current periodicals, and archival materials) will need a Researcher Card to do so.