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Schedule an Appointment

Materials in the Rare Book Collection and the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives are available by appointment only

Access to materials in the Rare Book Collection and the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives requires an appointment, scheduled and confirmed by Dumbarton Oaks staff at least 24 (business) hours in advance. Same-day appointments cannot be guaranteed. In addition, if you do not have a current badge, you will need to request a badge at least one week prior to your appointment; please see Library and Archives for more information.

Appointments can be made for the following times:

  • Rare Book Collection: Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 2:00–4:30 p.m.
  • Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives: Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., 1:30–4:30 p.m.

See also a list of Library and Archives Holiday Closures before making your request.

Under the “Materials Requested” field below, be sure to indicate all requested materials, and include links to online records where available:

  • Rare Book requests should include call number or HOLLIS library catalog number, author, and title.
  • Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives requests should include collection names and/or inventory numbers.