Special Collections

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

Learn how to use Special Collections

Image caption: Photograph of astronomer Tom Gehrels at telescope, circa 1955. Collection: Tom Gehrels papers

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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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