Retrieval Schedule

Most of our collections are now located in the Library Shelving Facility, which is in Hamden, Connecticut, about four miles from campus. For collections located there, materials will be retrieved according to the following schedule:

  • Materials requested between 8:45 AM and 10:00 AM:
    Available the same day at approximately 3:00 PM.
  • Materials requested between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM:
    Available the next business day at approximately 10:00 AM.
  • Materials requested after 1:00 PM:
    Available the next business day at approximately 3:00 PM.

The staff will retrieve materials from our onsite locations at approximately 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Materials will be available one half hour later. As time and staff levels permit, we may be able to accommodate requests for on-site materials at other times as well.

Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact us before their arrival to ensure they can access relevant materials in a timely manner. Our e-mail address is and the telephone number is (203) 432-1735.

PLEASE NOTE: During the month of October 2019, paging services of materials between floors of Manuscripts and Archives (MSSA) will take longer than is typical due to a mechanical issue in Sterling Memorial Library. When you arrive at MSSA, please speak to our Public Services staff about how this temporary operational change may impact your research visit.

Last modified: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 12:07pm