Request an Appointment: Special Collections, Archives and Microfilm

Chicago Public Library's special, archival and microfilm collections are available by appointment only at this time. Use the form below to arrange your appointment.

We also offer phone and email reference, and many research inquiries can be handled by speaking with a librarian or archivist.

Appointment availability depends on reading room occupancy limits and the status of requested collections. Please be aware that some collections may be quarantined and temporarily unavailable if they have been recently used by another researcher.

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