The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries have ten (10) seats available for researchers to conduct onsite, in-person research on Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Access is available by advance appointment only; walk-in appointments are not possible. Research appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed via email by Research Center staff. In order to make certain that we are able to provide you with all of the materials that you need, we recommend that you make an appointment at least two weeks in advance. We require you to submit requests for materials in our online system a minimum of ONE WEEK prior to your desired appointment. If we have not received your requests by that time, the appointment will be canceled.
If you do not need to review materials in person, reference librarians are available to take questions on the library collection materials from 2:00 until 5:00 on Thursdays and Fridays, when you can reach us by telephone at (312) 443-3666. Outside of these hours, we ask that you please submit reference inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.