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Welcome to Special Collections

A guide to visiting the Special Collections department at the University of Iowa Libraries.
  Create an Aeon Account

Aeon is the system we use to grant and track access to our materials. You must submit a request for each item (book, map, or box) you wish to view. Setting up an Aeon account is easy and only takes a few minutes.

The steps to set up an account can be viewed here.



  Request a Book or Map in Aeon

To request a book or map in Aeon, click the link on the INFOHawk+ search page:

This will open the partially completed Aeon request form. To complete your request, select yourself from the "Request for" dropdown menu and enter a date when you would like to view the item. Then click "Submit Request."


  Request a Manuscript or Archival Box in Aeon

To request a manuscript or archival box in Aeon, click the link on the ArchiveSpace search page:

Then click "Edit Request" under "Submit Requests."

Click "Date of Visit," enter a date for when you would like to view the item, and click "Submit Request."