Using our Collections

Location

The University Archives and Special Collections Reading Room is located on the first floor of Kellogg Library in Kellogg 1006, around the corner from the CSUSM Writing Center.

Access

The University Archives and Special Collections Reading Room is open by appointment only. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8am - 3pm, with the Archives closing at 4pm. Please complete and submit the appropriate form to schedule an appointment. 
 
We observe all campus holiday closures as noted in the Library Calendar. 

Using materials in the Reading Room

  • Special collections and archival material are non-circulating. They may not be checked out and are made available by archival staff in the Reading Room during open hours. 
  • Researchers must leave coats, bags, and other personal items in lockers. Onlypaper, pencil, cell phone and/or laptops can be used at the desk. 
  • Cellphones must be silenced. Researchers are requested to leave the Reading Room to answer calls and carry on conversations. 
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the Archives Reading Room.
  • Gloves will be provided with material that is especially sensitive to damage from direct handling, such as photographs and negatives.

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Appointment Hours

MON - FRI 8am - 4pm
Closed Weekends

Request an appointment:

Student Appointment Form
Non-Student Appointment Form

 

Contact Us

Telephone
(760) 750-4312

Email
archives@csusm.edu

Campus Location
Kellogg Library Building, 1006

Address
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.,
San Marcos, CA 92096