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Archives and Special Collections

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

Today's Hours

Regular Hours

Day Time
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed


Summer Hours

May 7 - August 20: Archives and Special Collections will be open Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

We will be closed: 

  • May 10 - 11 (clean up)
  • May 28 (Memorial Day)
  • July 4 (Independence Day)

Exceptions to Regular Hours

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.

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Archives & Special Collections

University Libraries
Ekstrom Library Lower Level
Louisville, KY 40292


  • tel 502.852.6752
  • fax 502.852.6673

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