Special Collections

Special Collections closed July 4th and 5th

Special Collections will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

We offer access to rare and unique materials for scholars, researchers, and the public.

Learn how to use Special Collections

Image caption: A portrait of David Fenster, Laura Copelin and Buddy from Quarantine Portraits by Andrew Brown, July 2020. Collection: PandemiDiarios collection

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What we collect

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Open to everyone. No appointment needed. Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.

Check our hours before planning your visit as we occasionally close for events and holidays.


1510 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721

We are located on the southwest corner of University Blvd. and Cherry Ave., next door to the Main Library Starbucks.

Contact us

Phone: (520) 621-6423
Email: LBRY-askspcoll@email.arizona.edu
Fax: (520) 621-2709
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