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Library Hours for Thursday, August 5th

All of the hours for today can be found below. We look forward to seeing you in the library.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Special Collections10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Howe Library8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Media Services8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Howe Reference10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dana Medical Library7:30 am - 10:00 pm



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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Silver Special Collections Library?

Special Collections houses the Vermont research collection and UVM’s rare books and archives. It is located on the second level of Billings Library.

When is the Silver Special Collections Library open?

During Summer 2021, Special Collections will be open by appointment only. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Who can use material in the Silver Special Collections Library?

From May 19 - August 1, 2021, only UVM students, staff and faculty can make appointments.

Can I check out books and other materials from the Silver Special Collections Library?

You can only use Special Collections books and other materials in the Special Collections reading room. You may be able to make copies with department scanners or personal cameras.

Do I need to make an appointment to use materials located in the Silver Special Collections Library?

During Summer 2021, youl need to make an appointment to visit Special Collections. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Do I need to request materials in advance?

Most manuscript collections are stored off site, so researchers should check with Special Collections staff in advance, either by email or by calling (802) 656-2138.

How do I connect to the UVM Guest wireless network?

To set up access to UVM GuestNet, navigate to the UVM Guest Accounts article from the University's Enterprise Technology Services Knowledge Base. There are two methods for connecting to UVM Guest: self-sponsored and sponsored. Self-sponsored accounts require the use of SMS (mobile phone with text messaging). For a sponsored account, you need a current UVM affiliate to complete the process. Please speak with a Special Collections librarian for assistance.

Are Marlboro College Student Plans available online?

Marlboro College Student Plans now housed at UVM are not yet available for use. When the collection is organized, print and digital copies will be restricted to on-campus use. Written permission of the author, or the author’s heirs, will be required to photocopy or otherwise reproduce a Plan or parts of a Plan.