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Types of Visits

Exhibition Tours

SCRC curators are available to lead tours of the current exhibition in our gallery to your students or group.

Introduction to Special Collections

Our introduction to special collections offers a glimpse into the workings of a world-renowned special collections department and its place within the university setting. This session also offers information on accessing the Special Collections Research Center and how our holdings can be utilized for your students' research.

Special Sessions

SCRC staff members are available to give special presentations to outside groups who have an interest in one of our specific collections, including: Science Fiction, Medieval Manuscripts, L. Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll, Pulp Fiction, among others.

Belfer Audio Archive and Preservation Laboratory

Tours and information about the preservation and collections of recorded sound and media at the Belfer Audio Archive and Preservation Laboratory.

Arrange Your Visit

Due to COVID-19, the Special Collections Research Center is closed to the public. SCRC is offering virtual instruction sessions and exhibition tours. To schedule a virtual session, please complete our online request form with at least three weeks notice. For further information, please contact us at scrcinstruction@syr.edu or call 315.443.2697.

Previous Visitors

  • Portfolio Society
  • International Wizard of Oz Club
  • Manlius Pebble Hill School
  • West Genesee High School
  • Society for Creative Anachronism
  • Upstate Print Culture Consortium
  • Special Collections Roundtable of Upstate New York
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS)
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
  • Project Advance (SUPA)