We’re excited to announce that a new researcher registration and request system is now available in Special Collections! 

As those of you who have previously visited and conducted research in Special Collections know, we relied on several paper registration forms and call slips to help our researchers access collections. The paper forms are now enjoying retirement, and we are introducing an online system called Aeon, which is created and supported by Atlas Systems. 

Your Special Collections Account will let you: 

  • Register online in advance of your visit (a one-time process). You won’t need to fill out paper forms when you arrive. Contact us if you need help! 
  • Request materials through your account so we can make sure they’re ready for you when you arrive in the reading room. 
  • Review your past research activity so that you have full citation information for all the materials you’ve consulted. 
  • Order photocopies or high-resolution scans. 

You can learn more about setting up your account and requesting materials in these video demos: 

For more information or for help setting up your Special Collections Account, email Special Collections or call 479-575-8444. Please note that you may experience a delay in receiving a response to phone messages as our hours of operation are currently limited due to COVID-19.