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We will reply to your inquiry as soon as possible; depending on the amount of research required this may take up to three weeks.

Research visits are available only by appointment. Please schedule appointments at least two weeks in advance. Some collections are stored off-site and may only be accessible at specified times.

Our reading room is open for appointments from 10-3 on Tuesday through Thursday. Due to staff availability, visits focused on the Architecture and Design collection are generally scheduled on Wednesdays.

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