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The reading room of the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections is open for research visits on the following conditions:

• Access is by appointment only and appointments must be made in advance.
• Appointments are usually available from Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
• Researchers must complete a virtual registration form provided by Archives and Special Collections and submit it by email prior to their first visit.
• Researchers must indicate by email that they have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Please do not submit vaccination receipts.
• Researchers must submit a list of up to six items to be examined during their initial visit. Additional material can be retrieved during visits based on staff availability.
• Researchers must wear a non-medical face covering while in Scott Library.
• Researchers must complete York’s online COVID-19 screening at before visiting campus.
• Researchers are welcome to use digital cameras to take images of our holdings for their personal use and private study.

Please contact us at to make an appointment to use our holdings.


For more information regarding financial assistance for research at the Clara Thomas Archives please see the information about the Kent Haworth Archival Research Fellowship