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SCRC is open to the general public during its normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Although no advance notification is necessary, you are welcome to contact us prior to your visit to discuss your research plans. Upon arriving you will need to present a photo ID, complete a researcher registration form, and fill out a call slip with the collection name and box/folder numbers you wish to see.


Proxy Researchers

If you are unable to visit SCRC, you should consider hiring a proxy researcher who can conduct research on your behalf. Contact to obtain a list of professionals in the region who are available for hire. You are solely responsible for managing the workflow of and negotiating financial arrangements with your researcher.


SCRC is located in the Hall of Presidents & Chancellors on the first floor of Morris Library.

Also see the SIUC Campus Map.


Metered parking is available for visitors. See SIUC Visitor Parking for designated lots and a map.

Travel Planning

Need help with transportation and lodging?

Reading Room Policies

Review the reading room rules and other policies governing the use of SCRC materials.