Users should sign visitor book located near entrance door
Materials must be used only in the Reading Room
Readers are responsible for the safety of materials
Use only pencil when taking notes
Do not mark or trace on materials
Do not eat or drink in Reading Room
Do not lay materials face down
Use bookmarks provided by the staff
Gloves are to be used when handling photographs but are not necessary for most other types of materials
Keep collection materials in their original order
Duplication of materials will be allowed in most cases, but some materials are too fragile to photocopy or scan. Photography is allowed.
Permission to use materials in publications must be requested
Special Collections items are rare/unique and usually impossible to replace, and often require special storage needs in order to preserve them in good condition (mylar sleeves, archival boxes, acid free folders & tissue, etc.). That's why they are kept separate from the rest of the library collections and listed in the catalog as "Library Use Only." This ensures that these rare resources are available for all to use in years to come.