Answered By: Susan Halpert
Last Updated: Mar 08, 2019     Views: 32

Thanks for asking about our plans. We will be moving into a temporary reading room in Widener Library (next door) while we are renovating the Houghton Library building to make it more accessible between September 2019 and September 2020.

We will be closed only during the moving period itself, between August 10th and August 25th, 2019. 

Except for this moving period, we aim to make our collections accessible during the renovation.  If you register as a Special Collections Reader at and place your requests in that system in advance of your visit with a scheduled date, we should be able to have them waiting for your arrival. We will also continue to page material during each day, but the process will necessarily take longer than usual, so please place advance requests when possible.  

We look forward to seeing you in the library!

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