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The reading room of the Archives & Special Collections Library will be open from the start of the Fall 2020 semester only to members of the Vassar community during our regular hours (weekdays 10am–noon and 1–5pm).

  • Researchers are asked to contact us to discuss how we can be of assistance.

  • Faculty who would like to schedule a class should contact Ron Patkus.

  • Students or faculty who would like to use our resources for research, and those with reference questions, should contact

Please note that in this time of Covid-19 we will try whenever possible to respond to requests in ways that encourage use of our online resources and rely on other digital solutions.

The Catherine Pelton Durrell ’25 Archives and Special Collections Library is the principal repository of the College's noteworthy collections of rare books, manuscripts, archival records of Vassar College, and other special materials. Read more.