Reference Policies

Reference Policies

It is the policy of Special Collections to provide reference assistance to the extent that we are able within the following guidelines:

  • Researchers are welcome to perform their own research by appointment. Researchers must contact us at least 48 hours in advance of your visit. At times it may be necessary to wait longer for a visit, depending on the schedule and availability of materials. You can contact us to schedule an appointment by phone at 517.629.0487 or e-mail at archives@albion.edu
  • For those researchers unable to visit in person, archives staff will provide up to 30 minutes of research free of charge. Please allow at least 4 weeks for a response due to the number of reference questions received and other duties associated with the management and operation of the unit.
  • For more in-depth remote reference requests, the archives charges a fee of $20.00 for every hour spent on a request beyond the first free 30 minutes of research.
  • Archives staff will scan up to 25 pages for remote patrons.