Library news

The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries will be closed on the following dates this spring:
Monday, May 28

Please see Hours and Location for more details.


The Ryerson and Burnham Archives (art and architecture research collection) thank you for your patience during our collection move this winter. As of April 2, 2018, we are resuming our standard services as follows:

Boxed offsite archival materials in our processed collections are available for use with a minimum of one week of advanced notice.

Email with requests for offsite material. We will notify you by email when the materials are available in the reading room.

Please note that rolled materials and flat files stored offsite (items designated (OS) in the finding aid) are not accessible.

We are accepting orders for new photography of Ryerson & Burnham Archives collection materials.
Orders may be placed using our online form, by email at, or in person at the reference desk. Our standard turnaround time is four weeks from the time payment is received.
For more information on photography requests, please see our information on copying services.

We are accepting licensing and publication requests.
Please email with requests to reproduce Ryerson & Burnham Archives images.