Planning a visit

Thank you for your interest in visiting our Reading Room. 

Please note that our Reading Room is open Monday through Wednesday by appointment for two sessions, 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm and on Thursdays and Fridays for drop-in visits during two sessions, 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm, except on University Holidays.

Please note our Reading Room and offices are closed on University Holidays.

Please contact us at to schedule your visit. 

All researchers are required to create a Tufts Archives and Special Collections Research (TASCR) account. Your TASCR account allows you to request materials directly through Archives@Tufts, the Tufts Digital Library  as well as the Tufts University Library Catalog. Your account also allows you to maintain a record of your requests, manage your requests 24 hours a day, order copies and scans, and plan ahead to make the most of your visit to our Reading Room. See Navigating your TASCR Account for more information.

Our Reading Room is located on the ground floor of Tisch Library on the Medford campus. Our hours are subject to change, so please be sure to review our Hours. Because we have an active teaching with archival resources program and often use the Reading Room during the semester, you may wish to review our Reading Room and Outreach Calendar.

Scheduling a visit in advance through our TASCR system allows staff to retrieve offsite materials (please allow 2-7 business days) and onsite materials in advance and ensure materials are ready for use when you arrive.