Library Special Collections is located on the bottom floor of the Charles E. Young Research Library (map).
Materials found on OAC can be requested through Aeon (registration required). Delivery from offsite storage will take at least 3 days, and requested materials will be held at Special Collections for 7 days after you receive a notification email. You may ask the reading room attendant to hold materials for longer. See their website for additional details on utilizing special collections.
Consult the research guides on Photography in Special Collections and Art in Special Collections for more general assistance.
Note: While using the library catalog, you may find books that are in a particular Special Collection/Archive that is assigned a three letter Special Collections and Archives (SPAC) code, e.g., HEI Robert Heinecken Collection (housed in the Arts Library Arts Cage). On the Advanced Search page, you can find all of the materials in these collections by typing in the three letter code and selecting "Special Coll/Archive SPAC" from the dropdown menu.
Minimal descriptions of Collections 98 and 99 are available online. Patrons are advised to use the card catalog index and finding aids available at the reference desk in Special Collections, located on level A of the Charles E. Young Research Library.