REFERENCE & RESEARCH
The Canaday Center's mission to meet the research needs of the University of Toledo community and the general public through the accessibility of rare and unique materials is supported by our reference services. Patrons can utilize our services either on-site or remotely via email or phone. We recommend advance notice from visitors to allow staff time to retrieve the material prior to your visit. For remote requests, we ask that you make your questions as specific as possible. Limited resources prevent us from conducting in-depth research on your behalf. If you are unable to come to campus to conduct your own research, we may be able to provide you with information on area researchers for hire.
PHOTOCOPYING & DIGITIZATION
The Center offers duplication services in a variety of ways, including photocopying, digital scanning, and media transfer to DVD for audiovisual materials. Please see our policies regarding copyright restrictions and fee schedules.
We encourage instructors to bring their classes to the Canaday Center. We can assist students with learning how to conduct primary source research through bibliographic classes and topic assistance through the introduction of our collections and corresponding subject areas.
Limited staffing prevents us from accommodating drop-in classes, so instructors interested in scheduling a class at the Canaday Center are advised to do so as far in advance as possible. We also encourage you to forward us a copy of your syllabus so that we can customize our lessons to fit your course objectives.
The University Archives department of the Canaday Center is the office responsible for administering the university's records management program. All university records defined by the state of Ohio's public records laws must be scheduled for retention or destruction through the University Archives. Offices should contact Barbara Floyd, University Archivist, at extension 2170 to establish a records retention schedule that meets the guidelines of the Inter-University Council of Ohio's records management manual.
Every year, the Canaday Center staff prepares an exhibit that highlights selections from our collections. Visitors can view active exhibits in the exhibition area outside the reading room.