HAYES RESEARCH LIBRARY
Research at the Hayes Research Library
Learn about research options at the Research Library and Perkins Archives.
At this time, we are unable to schedule any visits to use materials on-site from the Hayes Research Library or the Perkins Archives due to COVID-19. The Perkins Museum is also closed to visitors.
Complete our virtual research visit request form and we will get in touch to discuss what options are available for your specific question and research needs. The options available may vary based on staff availability, physical access to our collections and other factors.
Many of our items are available digitally, including the most commonly used archives collections. We are glad to direct you to specific resources and to help with questions about Perkins or blindness and deafblindness.
If you have a question that does not fit the above categories, please select “Other” on the form and describe your question or research needs in the text box.
When we confirm your appointment, you will be asked to complete a brief document agreeing to our policies for use of our images and materials in the consultation.
Please contact us with details about your research or questions by emailing [email protected]. It helps us to know:
We schedule these calls when the Research Library is open (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, Eastern time.) We are closed on weekends and Perkins holidays.
We will do our best to find a time that works for you, but available time slots may be limited and vary. We have a small staff and appreciate your patience.
Yes! Please select “Virtual research visit” and describe the topics you are interested in. We will ask for your main questions in advance so we can have information about your topic ready and confirm dates and other details.
Please allow at least three working days for us to find a time to talk, and have at least three times you might be available when we are open to help us schedule a call. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, Eastern time and closed on weekends and Perkins holidays.
Absolutely. Please select “virtual research visit” and describe the project or topics.