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Special Procedures for Spring 2022

Beginning January 5th, the University Archives will be open to Penn affiliates only until January 23, 2022. Full public access will resume on January 24, 2022. The Reading Room will be available to researchers by appointment only on weekdays between 9:30am-4:30pm. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance by emailing As reading room space is limited, researchers are asked to make an appointment as early as possible to ensure a spot. No researchers will be admitted once capacity is reached. Additionally, if unable to keep an appointment, researchers must cancel as soon as possible by emailing

NOTE: In accordance with the University of Pennsylvania’s current guidelines, all visitors and members of the Penn community are required to present a pre-screening Green Pass on the day their visit. Visitors can obtain a Green Pass through the PennOpen Campus system and members of the Penn community through PennOpen Pass. All visitors to the University Archives are required to wear masks while indoors in public or shared spaces regardless of vaccination status. Masks must cover from the top of your nose to your chin for the entire duration of your appointment.