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Schedule a Research Appointment

Important announcements:

Library hours: Beginning September 7, HSP library will offer evening hours to researchers on Wednesdays! The new Wednesday hours will be 1:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Construction notice: HSP is currently undergoing interior renovations through October, which may result in unexpected library closures or temporary disruptions such as noise. Every effort will be made to honor reservations during this time, but please be aware we may have to reschedule your appointment with relatively short notice during this period. Please contact readingroom@hsp.org with any questions or concerns.

HSP is open to researchers by appointment Tuesdays through Thursdays in two shifts. You may register for two appointments in a day, depending on availability. On Fridays, a single appointment block is available:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesdays: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.* (starting Sept 7)

Fridays: 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Admission to the library is free for HSP Members, students or members of the military with ID. The fee is $5 per timeslot ($10 for the whole day) for non-members. To learn about membership visit: hsp.org/become-a-friend.

 

Having trouble finding available appointments? Planning a multi-day visit? Contact library staff at readingroom@hsp.org to discuss what options may be available for you. We do hold additional appointments aside for flexibility.

Booking and cancellation policies: When making reservations, keep in mind that research space is limited. Please only schedule appointments you intend to keep. If you no longer need or cannot make your appointment, please cancel each slot as soon as possible to make room for other researchers.

Please note that appointments are for one person. If you're planning to bring another researcher, please schedule an additional appointment for each time slot under that person's name.

Mask Policy: HSP currently requires the use of face masks in all public areas except those designated for eating. If you arrive on your day of research without a mask, we cannot allow you to enter the library. If you're sick or feeling unwell, please cancel or reschedule your appointment for a later date.

 

Please click the button below to schedule an appointment.  We look forward to welcoming you back to the library!