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Access to archival collections and periodicals is available by appointment only during Museum Gallery hours. Contact the Archivist & Collections Librarian for availability.

Travel and Lodging

The LA&M is situated close to the lake on the northside of the City of Chicago. It is accessible by multiple bus and rail lines. Directions, public transit options and parking information can be found here.

The LA&M maintains a list of nearby lodging options at a variety of price points. Please contact us for a current list.

Research Assistance and Policies

When you arrive, the archivist will meet with you to discuss LA&M resources, the safe handling of archival material, and your research objectives. You will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement and to respect any collection-specific access and use restrictions. Please be prepared to present a valid photo ID.

For the safety of the collections, access to audiovisual media and non-exhibited museum items is limited to digital copies and photographs where available.

What to Bring

Lockers are freely available to all patrons.

Items you may bring into the Teri Rose Library:

The following items are not permitted in the Teri Rose Library:

Photocopies and Reproduction

The LA&M may provide copies of material or access to a flatbed scanner for the purposes of fair use, private study, scholarship, and research. If you wish to take copies from the LA&M, you will be required to complete a reproduction and use agreement.

If you are remote or prefer staff to make copies for you:

Photocopies are $0.25 per page ($0.10 per page for members). Limit of 20.

Digital scans are $1.00 per image ($0.50 per image for members). Limit of 10.

After your Visit

Please contact the staff following your visit if you need any further assistance! We would love to hear about your experience and the results of your research. When appropriate, we may request permission to share works that are published using LA&M resources or information about individuals using the LA&M for research.

Access to the Archives and Special Collections

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