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Requesting Items from Special Collections: Setting Up an Aeon Account

What Is Aeon?

Aeon is web-based software that allows researchers to request materials in Special Collections and Denison Library. In order to use Aeon, researchers must first create an individual account. Using that account they can request materials from the collections to consult in the reading room or request digital copies of those materials.

Step-by-Step to Create Your Aeon Account (pdf)

Setting Up an Account FAQ

Q: What if I don't have a local address?

A: Please use your primary address, if you are not local to the Claremont area.

Q: How specific should I be in my research topics and periods of interest?

A: You may be as broad or specific as you wish. The more information you can provide, the better we will be able to provide individualized assistance.

Q: What if I don't have an institutional affiliation?

A: You may choose "Other" and enter whatever best describes an affiliation: non -Claremont Colleges institution, business, foundation, resident of a city, or just "individual researcher."

Q. Will I need to bring ID with me if I plan to use materials in the reading room?

A. Please make sure you bring the ID you used to register: institution ID, driver's license, or passport.