Center for Archival Collections

Location and Driving Directions

 The Center for Archival Collections and the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes are located on the 5th and 6th floors of the Jerome Library on the main campus of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Driving directions from I-75:

Exit I-75 at the Bowling Green exit 181; go west (toward the town). Turn right on Mercer Road. Turn left on Ridge Street. for about 1/4 mile. The library is the 9-story building on the left with murals on the east and west sides. 

Driving directions from Route 25:

Follow Rt. 25 into Bowling Green; turn east on Wooster Street. Follow Wooster Street. to Mercer Road.; turn left. Take the first left (Ridge Street).

Driving directions from the east or west via U.S. Route 6:

Stay on U.S. 6. At the I-75 Interchange, follow I-75 north to the next exit (Exit 181).


There is a parking lot adjacent to the library building with access from Ridge Street. The first two rows of spaces serve as metered parking by payment at the nearby kiosk.  All-day permits can be purchased at the Visitor Information Center.  Please call the Visitor Information Center (419-372-2336) or Parking Services (419-372-0236) or for additional parking and Shuttle Bus information.

Driving directions to the Preservation Laboratory

The Preservation Laboratory is located in
Northwest Ohio Book Depository
1655 North Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, Ohio

Located just south of the Hwy. 25/I-475 interchange, in the west end of Levis Towne Center, behind Showcase 12 Cinema.