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Prepare for your Visit: Home

Hours, directions, and information about making an appointment in the Archives and Special Collections.

Today's Hours

Regular Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed


Exceptions to Regular Hours

  • May 8 - August 18: Summer Hours (10-5, M-F)
  • December 24 - January 2: Closed (university holiday)

We are closed on university holidays, and when Ekstrom Library is closed.

Before You Visit

Because some of our materials are not cataloged, you may wish to contact Archives and Special Collections prior to your visit to consult with our archivists about materials you may want to consult during your visit.

For information about what you should bring with you (photo identification!) and what you cannot keep with you in the research room (lockers are available) see:

Directions & Parking

The research room for Archives and Special Collections is in Ekstrom Library Room 17 (lower level).

The Speed Museum garage offers the most convenient parking location for visitors for a fee. The city offers metered parking along Third Street and other nearby streets. The University of Louisville has limited visitor parking available in its Floyd Street garage and other small lots as shown on the Belknap Campus map.

University Libraries
Ekstrom Library Lower Level
Louisville, KY 40292


tel 502.852.6752

fax 502.852.6673

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