Using the Archives

Banner image with 3 historical buildings: Orton Hall, Armory and Ohio Stadium

Both photographs and manuscripts are available for use in the Archives' reference room (109 Library Book Depository) during the hours of 9:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

A few things to know before visiting the archives:

  • If you are planning on conducting research at the archives, we prefer that you make an appointment.You can do so by either calling or emailing either of the archivists listed on the left.
  • We provide photocopying and other reproduction services for both on and off site patrons (see Services and Prices to the right for a complete fee schedule).
  • Our collections do not circulate, but campus units can borrow back materials they have transferred to the archives.
  • We have metered parking spaces available for patrons without a University parking pass.  An all-day parking pass can also be purchased for those who plan to spend more time doing research. For additional information about parking, contact CampusParc.
If you are traveling from out of town, please visit OSU's Stay and Dine page for hotel information.