Effective September 30, 2011, the Library’s Historical & Special Collections reading room, the Elihu Root Room, will be open by appointment only on Fridays. We are making this change to allow HSC staff to prepare library collections for a large physical plant project that will soon be underway.
Researchers who wish to make a Friday appointment should call the Root Room desk (617-495-4550) or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday at 3 pm. Researchers who wish to consult modern manuscripts should contact the department by Wednesday at 2 pm, so manuscripts can be retrieved from offsite and made available for use on Friday.
Root Room hours will remain 10 am – 5 pm Monday through Thursday. As before, the Root Room will remain closed the third Friday of every month.
If you have questions, please contact HSC at the phone or email address above, and consult our webpage, “Planning Your Visit.” Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.