Planning a Visit

Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives welcomes all researchers to use the DCA Reading Room – no Tufts affiliation is required.

All researchers are required to create a Tufts Archives and Special Collections Research (TASCR) account. Your TASCR account allows you to request materials directly through the Digital Library and our finding aids as well as the Tufts University Library Catalog. Your account also allows you to maintain a record of your requests, manage your requests 24 hours a day, order copies and scans, and plan ahead to make the most of your visit to our Reading Room. See Navigating your TASCR Account for more information.

Our Reading Room is located on the ground floor of Tisch Library on the Medford campus and is open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm. Our hours are subject to change, so please be sure to review our Hours and Directions. Link to our Reading Room calendar.

While no appointment is necessary, you may wish to contact us in advance to make sure that we can make your trip worthwhile. Scheduling a visit in advance will allow staff to retrieve offsite materials (please allow two business days) and have them ready in the Reading Room when you arrive.

If you are planning to visit our Reading Room, please be prepared to present photo identification to verify the information you submitted as part of the online registration process.


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