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University Archive

An overview of the contents of the Tiffin University archives.

Archive Policies

Hours of Operation

Appointments to visit the archive can be scheduled for Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except on holidays or when university offices are closed. To schedule, call the main library line at 419-448-3435 and ask to speak with a librarian to confirm the appointment or email Appointments should be scheduled no less than 1 full business day in advance of the intended visit. Visitors will be asked to provide contact information, including email address, and a follow-up email will be sent to acknowledge confirmation of the appointment. If the visitor is looking for a specific item or theme of items, this should also be disclosed at the time of the booking so that librarians can pull materials in advance and have them ready for viewing.

Visitor and Patron Policies

  • The archive currently cannot accommodate more than 3 visitors at a time in the same space due to limited seating and work area.
  • Items will not be removed from the archive.
  • Visitors should bring a copy of their confirmation email to the appointment and will check-in at the library's main level front desk to be directed to a librarian's office.
  • Visitors will be accompanied in the archive at all times by a librarian.
  • Personal belongings such as bookbags, computer bags, and purses are not permitted in the archive. They can be kept at the library's main desk for later retrieval as long as a student worker is present. They can also be locked inside librarian offices.
  • Visitors will be asked to use the bathrooms located near the archive to clean their hands before entering the archive. Bathrooms for those needing accessible accommodations are available in the lower level Murphy side of the building.
  • Gloves may be required to handle items in the archive. The library will provide one pair of disposable gloves to each visitor.
  • No food or beverages are permitted in the archive.
  • A paper tablet and pencil are permitted for note-taking. Pens and markers are not permitted in the archive. As an alternative, visitors may bring a laptop/tablet. However, due to the archive's location in the building, wifi access may be unavailable or lagging.
  • Items may only be removed or replaced by a member of the library staff, and can only be removed/replaced one item at a time.
  • Photocopying of materials is prohibited, but photographs may be taken as long as the camera's flash is not activated.
  • All items in the university archive are materials owned by Tiffin University, and any non-educational, non-personal, use of images taken in the archive may be subject to copyright restrictions.