The Archives building houses three archival collections:

The Ohio State University Archives serves as the official memory of the University. The Archives identifies, preserves, and makes available the documentation of continuing and historical value in documenting the University. The collection includes both manuscripts and photographic materials.

The Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program is a partnership between the University Libraries and the Byrd Polar Research Center. BPRCAP is responsible for collecting, preserving, and providing access to historical documents concerned with polar regions

The Ohio Congressional Archives was formed out of a collaboration between the University Libraries and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and provide public access to collections of private papers and related materials compiled by or pertaining to members of the Ohio delegation to the United States Congress.

Parking: Metered parking spaces are available ($1.75 for 1 hour) for patrons without a University parking pass.  A $6.25 all-day parking pass can also be purchased by those who plan to spend more time doing research.

Public Transportation: The Archives is on the Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) Buckeye Village line. For more information about routes and schedules, visit the CABS website or check out

There are no Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) lines that run near the Archives, but many connect with CABS service at central campus stops.