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Reading Room

All researchers must register annually and provide photographic identification.

Materials must be requested in advance and can only be used by appointment in the Reading Room.  We typically require a one-business-day lead time, although some materials may take up to two business days to retrieve from offsite storage.

The following items are allowed in the Reading Room:

  • Pencils
  • Paper
  • Laptops

The following items are prohibited in the Reading Room:

  • Pens
  • Bags
  • Coats

Staff reserve the right to inspect anything brought into the Reading Room.

Materials must be handled with care. Staff will instruct on proper handling techniques.

When researchers are permitted to take cell phone and digital photos, or use the in-house scanner available in the Reading Room, such images are for personal research use and may not be published, posted online, or otherwise distributed without written permission.

All photocopy and duplication requests are completed by staff. See Duplication Policy for more information or request duplications through our online system.

In collecting and administering collections, we adhere to the U.S. Copyright Law, the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act, donor restrictions, and the code of ethics of the Society of American Archivists and the ACRL.