Until further notice, the University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections are open by appointment only and appointments are limited to UMN affiliates. Appointments must be made one week in advance of your visit to enable us to page and quarantine collection materials before use.
Please contact email@example.com for assistance or, if known, the curator of the collecting area you wish to use. We will continue to provide scans of requested research materials whenever possible, especially for our non-campus clientele.
The Children's Literature Research Collections is open to the public, but supervised use by researchers is confined to the Elmer L. Andersen Library Reading Room, and all materials must be pulled in advance by a staff person. Information on finding books or archival material is below.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for reference assistance or to set up an appointment to view materials.
To find books, please search the University of Minnesota Library catalog.
Looking for children's books you can check out?
Everything held in the CLRC must be viewed on-site. If you are looking for a circulating children's collection on campus, the College of Education and Human Development hosts a small Curriculum Library in Peik Hall. For more information visit their website. For larger circulating collections of children's literature, we recommend checking out your local public library.
This list contains archival collections, including authors and illustrators whose original materials are held in the CLRC. The link will redirect you to the collection's inventory. For information on how to directly search our collection guide database (such as for keyword searching), including searching guides from across all of the Archives and Special Collections units, see the LibGuide Searching Archival Collections Guides.