Make an Appointment

The Kelsey Reading Room is available to researchers using Cushing collection materials and to use as a quiet study space.

Our standard hours of operation* are:
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:30pm

We have a total of 38 seats and 2 OAL computers to accommodate our patrons during their time with us. If you would like to make an appointment to work with materials in the Kelsey Reading Room, please follow the steps below:

  1. Review our Kelsey Reading Room Guidelines.
  2. Register with Aeon, our request and workflow management system, if you have not already.
  3. Request your materials through your Aeon account.
  4. Once your materials are on hold for you, submit an appointment request form

Our Public Services team will confirm via email when your appointment is confirmed. Remember to bring a photo ID with you when you arrive for your appointment.

Appointments are not required for studiers who will not be using Cushing materials during their visit; however, they will still be required to create an Aeon account.

If you have any questions or concerns at any point, please do not hesitate to contact Cushing Public Services at

*Please refer to the University Libraries’ Hours page for any changes due to holiday closures, final exam schedules, etc.