Before visiting our reading room, please make sure you have registered for access via Aeon, have selected your materials for research, and have received a reservation confirmation for your visit. Researchers must select materials and reserve a seat in the reading room at least 7 calendar days in advance. Visitors seeking access to select digital collections at our L&A in DC office for must also contact us at least 7 calendar days in advance to reserve a seat.
If you are a new researcher, there are 4 key steps to complete prior to visiting the reading room. Please review the information below and our frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, contact us to ensure you have a successful research experience.
Step 3: Reserve a Seat
In order to reserve a seat in the reading room, after each request of selected material is made, make sure you link it to a reservation time before you submit your request. Reservation times can be made for a minimum of 4 consecutive hours up to a total of 8 hours per visit. Please note: reservations are only confirmed when you have received an email from a Hoover Institution Library & Archives staff.
Researchers must submit requests for materials and reserve a seat at least 7 calendar days in advance of their confirmed reservation date.
Step 4: Prepare For Your Visit
After you have submitted your request for materials and seat reservation in Aeon, you should receive an email sent by a Hoover Institution Library & Archives staff member. If you do not receive an email, please contact us. This email will summarize the confirmation date and time, the details of your requests as well as outline additional documentation that will help you prepare for your visit.
If this is your first visit, you will be asked to email a photograph of yourself, in advance, which will be used to create your Library & Archives reader card. Upon arrival at the reading room, you will be required to show photo identification, such as a driver's license, passport, school ID, or other form of government-issued photographic identification, in order to complete the registration process.
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