Research Assistance

Scholarship, Research, and Access to Special Collections and Archives

We are ready to serve you, whether your research brings you to Abilene for extensive in-person research or by facilitating access our materials through hosting them online or using electronic delivery.

To ensure staff is available to assist, researchers may complete this form to submit a research question, schedule a research visit, or reserve an item to view in person.  You may also email us to set up research appointments in advance. We will respond by email within one working day to confirm receipt of your request and correspond with you to determine how we can best assist.

Research and Scholarship Consultation

We are located on the lower level of Brown Library.  All materials, unless restricted by prior donor agreement or University policy, are available for viewing by any patron who supplies valid identification as part of our registration process and agrees to abide by these usage regulations for safe-handling of materials.

Copyright Notice

Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Questions or Problems with our Site

Did you encounter a broken link, download error, or other technical difficulty?  Please let us know so we can make it right. Contact Mac Ice, Director of Special Collections