Collection-focused Visits

The Folger welcomes requests for guided tours focusing on a specific Library collection, for classes or small groups. Directed by Folger librarians, the tours can be tailored to the specific field of study of your students or group members. Availability is limited, two months’ advance notice is required, and tours are generally not given on Saturdays or outside normal reading room hours. For more information or to request a collection-focused visit, please submit the form below.

We generally respond to inquiries within one (1) week of receiving your submission. If you have not heard from us after that time, we may be experiencing a technical snafu wherein the message one way or the other went on an unexpected walkabout. In such a situation, please feel free to follow up with us directly at reference@folger.edu.

Please be advised that in addition to limited availability, collection-focused tours will NOT be offered after Friday, January 3, 2020 due to our upcoming construction. For more information see the July 2019 letter to Folger readers from Kathleen Lynch, Executive Director, Folger Institute, and Greg Prickman, Eric Weinmann Librarian and Director of Collections. Updates about how this work affects reseachers will be shared on our During Construction webpage, in the Research Bulletin (subscribe), and on Twitter @FolgerResearch.

Request a collection-focused visit

Preferred date and time of visit *
Please enter a date and time (note: time is in 24-hour time).
E.g., 2019-11-17
E.g., 04:30
Alternate date of visit
E.g., 2019-11-17
E.g., 04:30
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