Special Collections and Archives (Richardson Library 314) will be closed for renovation from August 23rd to September 10th. Our reading room and staff areas will be updated with new carpeting, paint, lighting, and furniture. We will be unable to assist researchers in our reading room during this time, and phone and email replies may be delayed. SPCA staff will be working in various locations in the library during the renovations, and email is probably the best way to reach us. The departmental phone line (773-325-7864) will ring in our back workroom where students and some staff will be working from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday – Friday, but individual staff phones may not be connected and might go straight to voicemail. We are happy to accept instruction requests and to meet with faculty to plan instruction sessions while we are closed; please email Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts with instruction inquiries. For University Archives questions, please email Brittan Nannenga or Patty Chavez. We look forward to opening again on the first day of classes, September 11th.