Hours and Visitor Info

Archives collections collage

Check the Library's online calendar for upcoming holiday closings.

Regular Hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

We cannot accommodate evening or weekend research. 

For your convenience, appointments are strongly recommended for out-of-town visitors, since we have a small staff and on rare occasions have unexpected changes in our hours. Simply call or email a few days in advance of your visit to confirm our hours and to give us information about your research topic so that we can have material ready for you.

Location & Directions

We are located in Preston Library, 4th Floor. Visitors do not need a special parking permit. After you enter the building, stop at the Main Desk and staff will direct you to the Archives. For detailed directions and Post map, see VMI's visitor information page.

The VMI Archives Online Catalog and the Historiacal Rosters Database will be unavailable until January 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience. For assistance, please submit your request by email to archives@vmi.edu and we will assist you upon our return to the office on January 5, 2022.