All qualified visitors can study the specimens by making an appointment or by taking out a loan. Contact the collections manager or the appropriate curator for loan requests. To learn more about each collection, use the links provided.
Any researcher who wishes to borrow materials must make a loan request in writing to the appropriate curator. Loans are made for a period of one year with extensions possible by written request. Destructive sampling requests will be considered by the curators.
Please refer to the ASNHC Loan Policy regarding the information that should be included in a request. Loan requests are to be submitted on letterhead. Please provide an explanation of current and projected research and how the requested materials tie in. Make note of any preparations requested (including tissue type if applicable), preferred shipping preservation (e.g., on ethanol, dry ice, etc.) if applicable, and a FedEx account number to charge shipping to if approved.