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Visiting the Archives: Visit

Visitor Information

Contact

ALL research inquiries and appointment requests should be directed to:

Archives and Special Collections

archives@fandm.edu
 
or individually

Christopher Raab
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Associate Librarian

craab@fandm.edu | 717.358.4225


Brianna Gormly 
Digital Initiatives Librarian 

bgormly@fandm.edu
 | 717.358.4206


Chris Barnes 
Scholarly Communications Librarian

cbarnes@fandm.edu | 717.358.4242


Louise LoBello
Research and Collections Management Specialist
llobello@fandm.edu | 717.358.4433

Mailing Address and Fax
USPS: 
Archives and Special Collections
Martin Library of the Sciences
Franklin & Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
 
UPS & FedEx:
Archives and Special Collections 
Franklin & Marshall College
Martin Library of the Sciences
415 Harrisburg Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603
FAX : (717) 358-4088

Hours

Reading Room hours for researchers are

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.

See updated hours for the libraries here.

Hours may vary during summer and holiday periods, so it is recommended that those wishing to use the collection call or email in advance to confirm hours or schedule an appointment.

Please note that due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, current in-person visitation to the A&SC is limited to Franklin & Marshall students, faculty, and staff - by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, please contact the A&SC at archives@fandm.edu  For all other general A&SC research questions, please email the department at archives@fandm.edu or contact an individual member of the A&SC staff.

 

Before You Arrive

Please prepare for your visit by reviewing our Guidelines for Access and Use.

Travel and Parking

The Archives & Special Collections are located on the first floor of the Martin Library of the Sciences at Franklin and Marshall College. The library is located off Harrisburg Avenue (approximately 850 Harrisburg Avenue) between Race and College Avenues on the College campus.

Parking can be difficult during the school year but can be found along the nearby 600 and 700 blocks of College Avenue and in lots off Harrisburg Avenue (the College Square and the Alumni Sports and Fitness Center lots). On campus visitor parking near the Public Safety office off Race Avenue may also be available and there are a limited number of designated visitor parking spaces available (by obtaining a permit from Public Safety) in the nearby Williamson lot.

Visit the Campus Map for an interactive map of all F&M buildings.

For general directions to campus, please see Directions to Franklin and Marshall College.

 

Dining & Lodging

When visiting us from a distance, you may wish to break for lunch or a quick cup of coffee. Nearby lunch options (from least to most expensive) include:

On Campus

Blue Line $

on campus, Distler House- coffee, pastries, salads and sandwiches.
Salsa Rico $
on campus, College Center - burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, salads.
Campus Corner Cafe $
on campus, College Square - bagels, coffee, bagel deli sandwiches.
Fresh Farms Cafe $$
on campus, College Row - salads, sandwiches, soups, etc.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant $$$
on campus, College Row - American fare "brew pub" serving lunch and dinner and handcrafted beers.
 
Just Off Campus
 
Sugar Bowl $
one block southeast of campus at Lemon and Nevin Sts.- pizza, subs, sandwiches, strombolis.
Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers $
two blocks Northwest of campus- traditional Am. fast food.
Subway $
two blocks Northwest of campus - subs.
Rosa Rosa's Pizzeria $$
one block Northwest of campus- pizza, sandwiches, subs.
 
Please visit the following link for more information on dining and lodgings, if staying over in the Lancaster area.