Guest Researcher Application
LCM+L welcomes the use of its collection for research that preserves the history of computing for future generations.
To ensure the preservation of the collection and the availability of our staff, we require all Guest Researchers submit an application. Please submit your request at least sixty days
before your desired visit. Submission of the application does not guarantee acceptance. LCM+L staff will review all applications and reserves the right to refuse requests for any reason. Please allow for up to 4 to 6 weeks before receiving a decision.
LCM+L accepts Guest Researcher visits between 10 am – 6 pm on select Mondays and Tuesdays. Currently Guest Researcher access to most materials is provided free of charge, however some services may incur a fee
. Examples of charge services are digitization, use, and access to artifacts that require special handling. The Guest Researcher will receive notification of any potential charges during the application process.
Requests to conduct interviews or publish photographs from the museum’s collection or for original photography require separate consideration and are subject to other policies.
Additional information may be required once the request has been processed:
- Documentation such as Non-Disclosure Agreement or Background Check, depending on the type of research visit. All researchers will be required to sign a Researcher Access Agreement.
- Student researchers may be required to provide a letter of support from their affiliated institution.
- Unaffiliated researchers may be required to provide a brief CV.