Special Collections and University Archives is home to Iowa State University Library's rare books, manuscripts, photographs, audio recordings, film, artifacts, archival records, and other historical documents. Our collection covers a large range of areas, including agriculture and rural life, life sciences, engineering, technology, and Iowa State University history.
We collect and preserve these materials to enhance scholarship and to help researchers understand the past and its relationship to the present.
We welcome and are open to all who want to see and research these rare and unique materials.
As of 10/11/21, the reading room will be closed on Fridays. Our hours will be 9-5, Monday-Thursday.
We will be closing at 3PM on Thursday, December 9th for staff training.
The reading room will be closed December 23-31.