Answered By: Nicole LaMoreaux Last Updated: Aug 17, 2017 Views: 6
Items designated "Special Collections" cannot be borrowed from the New School Libraries and Archives. Instead, researchers need to request an appointment and view the materials inside the University Center's Circulation Office. This is the only location where Special Collections materials can be consulted at The New School.
Appointments for viewing Special Collections items are scheduled through between . Please provide three business days advance notice to ensure the delivery of your requested items.
"Special Collections" is not a place or a location in the New School Libraries and Archives. It is a resource category. Usually, books, periodicals, and recordings are designated "Special Collections" if they are very old, rare, irreplaceable, expensive, can be easily damaged, or have many parts that can be lost. Most artists' books are designated Special Collections, as are many photobooks.