RBSC Remote Reading Room Request Form

  • The RBSC Remote Reading Room allows you to consult rare book and archival materials remotely via a document camera. Scheduled sessions take place via Zoom, and an RBSC team member will be on hand to page through materials for you.

    Remote Reading Room sessions can be booked for one hour, and patrons may request one rare book or one box of archival materials per session. Patrons can book up to three appointments per month and may request up to 10 image captures (JPG format) during each session. If additional images are needed, patrons can complete our Reproduction Order Form.

    Please complete the form below to request a Remote Reading Room session. Requests must be submitted 7 business days in advance and sessions are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (PT).

    *Please note: These sessions are intended to be used to view rare materials remotely, rather than for reference or research consultation. For research assistance, please contact us.

    *Please note: It may be difficult to provide access to oversize items due to the available technology. If you would like to view oversize materials, please submit your request, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  • Before scheduling your session below, please:

    • Search RBSC's holdings to find the collection items you’d like to consult (you may consult one book or one archival box per session);
    • Or contact RBSC for help identifying materials relevant to your research or if you have questions about the Remote Reading Room service.
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    Please provide at least one and up to three possible dates for your session. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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