Reading Room

The Reading Room is open by appointment Mon-Fri.

We will be closed from 23 Dec 2021 to 7 Jan 2022.

The Reading Room welcomes all researchers wishing to access items from the University of Melbourne’s Archives and Special Collections (ASC).  Materials from these collections cannot be borrowed by individuals  but can be accessed by appointment in the Baillieu Reading Room.

Before your visit to the Reading Room, please read ‘In the Reading Room’ for advice about what to expect when you arrive, how to handle our fragile collections, and information about copying material.

How to view materials in the Reading Room in three easy steps:

1. Use our catalogues to identify items of interest

2. Secure your seat in the Reading Room by making an appointment 

Book an Appointment

3. Enter a request for the items you wish to view in the Reading Room

Request Material