At Cushing Memorial Library & Archives you can conduct in-depth research using our collections, or access the Reading Room for quiet study

Research Visits

In order to access materials from the collection, patrons are asked to register. Many collections are housed off-site and may require three or more days' notice to be pulled. Notifying Reading Room staff regarding your research visit in advance will help to ensure materials are present upon your arrival.


Because of their value and rarity, special collections are housed in secured stack areas and made available for research in the Reading Room. Prior to their first visit or upon arrival at the library, patrons are advised to please read Cushing Library’s policies.

Curators by Area

Our team of curators and archivists are available to answer reference questions and provide subject-specific consultations.