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Information for Visitors
Special Collections welcomes students, faculty, and members of the general public that follow our regular Reading Room rules. The information below provides website information regarding directions, travel, and accommodations. Many collections are stored offsite and need to be retrieved for your research visit. To begin the request process, researchers should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org at least five business days before visiting. Please wait for confirmation that the collection is available before visiting.
Please also see our and Access and Policies pages for further information about using the collections.
Traveling researchers should connect with us in advance in case there are changes to the schedule.
|Open Monday-Friday||Closed for Holidays|
|Fall Quarter: October 2 - December 19 2014||10:00am-5:00pm||Nov 11; Nov 27-28|
|Fall Intersession: December 22, 2014 - January 2, 2015||10:00am-4:00pm||Dec 24-26; Dec 31-Jan 1|
|Winter Quarter: January 5 - March 20, 2015||10:00am-5:00pm||Jan 19; Feb 16|
Open by appointment only on December 29-30. Appointments must be scheduled no later than 4PM on Friday, December 12 by e-mailing email@example.com
Researchers are advised that our offsite storage facility will be closed during the winter holiday weeks. Patrons that want to use collections during that time must request boxes (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 4PM on Friday, December 12 to ensure that they will be available onsite in our Reading Room. Please note our holiday hours schedule.
Directions to Special Collections
- From I-80, exit at UC Davis.
- Turn right on Old Davis Road if you exit west bound. Turn left on Old Davis Road if you exit east bound. Continue past the Visitor Information Kiosk toward the parking structure.
- Turn right directly before the parking structure and continue into Visitor Parking Lot 1 or 2.
- Purchase your $9 all day parking permit from the yellow dispense machine located after the first four rows on your left when first entering the lot. Permit dispensers will accept quarters, one-dollar bills, Visa or MasterCard.
- Walk 2 blocks north to Shields Library. The Special Collections Department is on the first floor, to the left, as you enter the building.
The Davis Amtrak station is located 840 2nd Street.
- To reach Shields Library on foot, walk west on 2nd Street.
- At the intersection of 2nd and B Streets, take a left onto B Street.
- At the intersection of B and 1st Streets, take a right onto 1st Street.
- Continue walking on 1st Street as it enters the University campus. 1st Street turns into Peter J. Shields Ave. once it hits campus.
- Shields Library is located at the corner of Peter J. Shields Ave. and West Quad Avenue. The Special Collections Department is located on the first floor, to the left, as you enter the building.
Bus service from the Amtrak station to Shields Library is available via Unitrans (http://unitrans.ucdavis.edu). The A line services the Amtrak station and Shields Library.
Maps & Accomodations
Maps of the Area
- UC Davis Campus map (http://campusmap.ucdavis.edu/?l=114)
- Yolo County Visitors Bureau - Maps & Transportation (http://www.yolocvb.net/maps-transportation.html/) — This page includes information about transportation options to the Davis area.
Places to Stay in Davis
On campus accommodations are available at the Hyatt Place Hotel (http://ucdavis.place.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/place/index.jsp).
A variety of accommodations are available in the City of Davis. For more information, please see the Yolo County Visitors Bureau (http://www.yolocvb.net/hotels-and-inns-davis.html/)
On Campus Food Options
Local Davis Restaurants
The Yolo County Visitors Bureau website also lists Davis Restaurants (http://www.yolocvb.net/restaurants.html/).
Wireless Access for Visiting Researchers
UC Davis is a member of eduroam (http://www.eduroam.org/) whose members (including faculty, staff and students) receive free, secure Internet connectivity at other participating universities and research institutions around the world. If you are visiting from another institution that is a member of eduroam, you can connect to the wireless network in our Reading Room. Please follow the instructions for configuration here (http://xbase.ucdavis.edu/itexpress/?f=art&art=2118).