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SCRC Research Services Account Guide: Home

Use this guide to learn how to activate your SCRC Research Services Account, request special collections materials for use in the Breckinridge Research Room, and order digital scans of special collections materials.

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Your SCRC Researcher Account

Anyone wishing to use SCRC materials or visit the Breckinridge Research Room must first create a SCRC Research Services Account.  

Your Research Services Account allows you to:

  • Check in to the Breckinridge Research Room for research and study

Whether you visit the Breckinridge Research Room to use SCRC materials or just want a quiet place to study, you will need to register with a Research Services Account. Once your account is set up, we will only need a photo ID to check you in at the BRR.

Use your Research Services Account to request retrieval of SCRC materials so they are ready and waiting for you when you arrive at the BRR. Since many of our collections are stored off-site, we ask that you request materials at least 48 hours in advance to ensure timely retrieval. Same day requests for materials on-site are accepted, but may take a minimum of 10-15 minutes to retrieve, longer delays are possible. We cannot guarantee same-day retrieval for requests made after 4pm.

  • Place SCRC materials on reserve

Once we retrieve your materials, they can be placed on reserve for you for up to 30 days to ensure quick access each time you visit. You can also use your account to bookmark items for later use.

Can’t visit us in-person? You can use your Research Services Account to request digital scans of materials that are sent directly to your account,  absolutely free-of-charge.  We can typically guarantee photoduplication of up to one archival box (or 10 folders from multiple boxes) within 2 weeks of your order.