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In Response to COVID-19: Special Collections Services

Special Collections public services update
Special Collections and Archives Reading Room is open to the campus community. Appointments via at least one hour in advance are encouraged. Walk-ins can make reservations at the SCA reception desk. Immediate seating may be available.


Outside researchers who present evidence of COVID-19 vaccination may also use the Reading Room, by appointment. Upon arrival, call 859-985-3262. A staff member will meet you at the Library main entrance and escort you to SCA. Proof of vaccination will need to be provided on your arrival each time you visit the Reading Room. 


The boxes below introduce SCA online finding aids and digital resources. They also highlight ongoing remote research support services.

Online Resources

Want to learn more about our collections? Looking for materials for your research?

Search our databases and websites to learn about our collections and access materials online.

About Using Archives

Request Scanned Materials

Can't find what you need online? Need copies of materials sent to you?

If you identify materials that you would like to use for research, we can scan and email materials to you.

Please note: Quantities and size of scans may be limited to accommodate all researchers. Response times will vary due to staffing availability and number of requests.

Email to request scanned materials.

Faculty Remote Consultations

Need help finding resources for your classes? Would you like an archivist to work with your class?

Please contact Tim Binkley if you have any questions regarding resources and services for your classes and students. 

Have general questions about our collections and services?

Please contact 


Contact Information

Need help or have general questions about our collections and services?

Student, Staff, and Faculty Historical Information

Searching for information about a former student, faculty, or staff member? 

If you are looking for information regarding a former student, faculty or staff member, please fill out a request form by clicking on the "ONLINE REQUEST FORM" button below.

Student Remote Consultations

Need help finding materials for your research or coursework? Need to consult with an archivist about your research?

Students can set up a 30 minute remote consultation with an archivist to discuss their research needs. Sign up for a consultation using the link below. 

Contact Lori Myers-Steele at for further information or if you need alternative consultation times.

Calling all Berea Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumnae!
Let us know how the COVID-19 health crisis has affected your life? Submit your original and unique stories to the Bereans and COVID-19 Archives.

Through documenting a variety of experiences, we hope to foster connections within our community and preserve a record of our individual and shared experiences for posterity. For more information, and to submit your story, see the Bereans and COVID-19 Initiative website at: