Research Room Use

The Research Room, located in Room 625, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Schedule a visit

The most important function of the Research Room is to provide study space for researchers and classes using Special Collections and Archives’ non-circulating rare materials. The Research Room is also open as a general quiet study area for students during regular hours, if space is available.

Other uses of the room, such as lectures, receptions, photo sessions, or meetings, are occasionally permitted but must be scheduled so as to minimize their impact on the department’s public services.

Wake Forest faculty wishing to schedule class sessions in the Reading Room should send a request using our query form. All other requests must be approved by the Director of Special Collections and Archives.

Guidelines for Reading Room Use

  • A Special Collections & Archives staff member must be present at all times when the Research Room is in use.
  • Visitors may not bring food or beverages into the Research Room.
  • Requests for audio or videotaping sessions, or any other activities that require the Research Room to be closed to the public, should be scheduled outside of the department’s regular open hours. Please contact the Director at least two weeks in advance to arrange staff coverage for after-hours access.
  • The Director of Special Collections & Archives reserves the right to refuse any use request that might endanger the safety and security of the collections.