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The Arts and Special Collections Research Center offers resources and spaces to support your research in the arts (music, art, theater, performance) and in all disciplines of rare and special collections.  This exciting blend of materials is your creative hub for inspiration, critical analysis, performance, and new scholarship.  Our team is ready to partner with you to help get your work started!


You are welcome to stop by anytime and use our spaces and general collections. Contact us for more information

If you are interested in visiting or working with the special collections, please make an appointment. These materials are stored behind the scenes, and we need time to pull the items and set them up in the reading room for your use.

Classes and Groups

We would love to collaborate with your group or class! Please contact us in advance so we can work with you to select the best sources and instruction for your needs.


The Arts and Special Collections Research Center is located on the third floor of the Moody Memorial Library building.

  • General collections are located primarily on the 3rd floor of Moody Memorial Library. 
  • The special collections are housed in Moody in several closed stacks areas. "Closed stacks" is a term used to note that these materials are not open to the public for browsing and an appointment is needed. More information can be found here: Make an Appointment 
  • Staff have offices on the 3rd floor of Moody Library.
  • Appointments for special collections are typically held in the Ray I. Riley Reading and Digitization Presentation Room located on the 3rd floor of Moody Memorial Library

We look forward to your visit!

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Contact Us


University Libraries

One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148

(254) 710-6702