The Archives and Special Collections reading room will be closed March 12-16 so we can move into our new space. On March 19 we will open our new reading room in the Maxine Houghton Wallin Special Collections Research Center on the ground floor of Andersen Library.

The Elmer L. Andersen Library is home to the University's Archives & Special Collections Department (ASC) and the Digital Library Services' digitization center. Andersen is located on the West Bank of the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota.

On May 14, 1999, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents unanimously voted to name the newest library facility in honor of former Governor Elmer L. Andersen. Learn more!

Find out more about Elmer L. Andersen library, home to Archives & Special Collections.

Find out about reserving a room at Elmer L. Andersen Library.



"What nobler purpose can there be for a University than to gather up the prizes of a culture --preserve them, propagate them, make them available--so that the best of what has gone before can be preserved and built on?" -- Elmer L. Andersen