Hours, Access, & Contact

Opening Hours / Access / Contact

The Research Archives is open to faculty, staff and members of the Oriental Institute; and to students in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. All others desiring to use the Research Archives are expected to enroll as members of the Oriental Institute. Information on membership is available in the lobby of the Research Archives, at the Suq in the Museum lobby, or from Membership.

Rosette from window in Elizabeth Morse Genius Reading Room

Hours of operation during the academic year are:
Monday-Tuesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday-Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hours during interim periods and holidays are changeable. Those who plan on using the Research Archives during interim periods and holidays, and those who are coming from out of town to use the Research Archives at any time throughout the year, should call ahead to confirm that the Research Archives will be open. The contact information for the Research Archives is as follows:

Research Archives
Oriental Institute
1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 702-9537
Fax: (773) 702-9853
Email the Head of the Research Archives