Archives & Special Collections has reopened to the public for onsite research visits. Please book an appointment at least two business days in advance of your visit or contact us about virtual research services. If you know which items you want to view please fill out our Call Slip and send it to us before you visit, so that we may have the materials ready for you.

Additional information about temporary changes to our services can be found here: COVID-19 Access and Service Impacts. If you have any questions regarding our collections and reproduction service, please email us at

Archives & Special Collections is located in the Dodd Center for Human Rights on the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut; our collections are open to the public. Please see our Reading Room policies for additional information.


There is no visitor parking available near the building. We recommend that visitors park at the South Parking Garage, about a five-minute walk from Archives & Special Collections. If you require assistance in getting to our building from the South Parking Garage, please contact the accessible parking page.

Please note that we do not validate parking.

Walking Directions from South Parking Garage:

Cross Hillside Road (Gampel Pavilion will be on your left). Walk straight toward the Whetten Graduate Center with the Student Recreation Center on your right. As you approach the Whetten Graduate Center, you will see a small staff-only parking lot on your right. You can enter the side door of the Dodd Center for Human Rights and follow the corridor to the front lobby, or continue straight to the plaza between the Dodd Center and Homer Babbidge Library and enter through the Dodd Center’s front door into the lobby. The McDonald Reading Room will be immediately in front of you.


Please contact us at (860) 486-2524 or by email at if you have any questions in advance of your visit. Our mailing address is:

Archives & Special Collections
University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, CT 06269-1205