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University LibrariesSpecial Collections and University Archives

ODU's Special Collections and University Archives is temporarily closed while we undergo renovations. We plan to tentatively reopen for in-person appointments on June 12, 2023. We are also in the process of migrating our digital collections to a new platform, so some collections may not be available online. If you require immediate research assistance or access to digital materials, please email libspecialcollections@odu.edu.

About US: We collect, preserve, and provide access to archives, rare books, and other unique materials documenting the history of the university, local community and region.

Our Services: We offer research services, consultations, and document scanning. Email us for assistance.

Class Visits: Faculty can schedule a class visit to the archives for a fun and engaging sessions using primary source materials.

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