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Book an Appointment

  • Appointments are now recommended for Archives and Manuscripts materials, as well as our Oral Histories, Folk Music, Printed Ephemera, and physical newspaper collections.
  • If you have questions, plan to request digital materials, or are unable to visit the WVRHC in person, fill out our Remote Reference and Research Request form.
  • It is strongly encouraged that patrons make reservations at least two business days in advance, but we will accommodate walk-in appointments as space allows and welcome any visitors.
    • A maximum of 10 items can be requested in advance. All other requests can be made during your visit.
  • No appointment is necessary for our microfilm collection or reference books

To book an appointment, first fill out our Patron Registration form, if you have not registered before. Then, select an open date and time in the seat booking system below -- be sure to click "Submit Times" at the bottom of the page. While you will receive an automatic reply saying that your appointment request has been submitted, your booking will not be set until you've received an email from our reference staff. Read more about our new appointments policy on the seat booking page.

Book an appointment through our seat reservation system