To ensure the safety of the Library and Research Center collections, we have the following policies:
Fill out and sign a registration card on your first visit, and present photo identification.
Check all bags (including briefcases, purses, and computer cases) in the free lockers in the lobby.
Sign the guest book each day you visit the library.
Handle all items with care; some are irreplaceable.
Use pencils only for note taking. Pens and markers are not to be used in the Reading Room.
No eating or drinking in the Reading Room.
Staff will make all photocopies, and may judge an item too fragile for copying.
For a $10 daily fee, a personal camera may be used to photograph items in the library and archives.
Photocopies are 25 cents per exposure, regardless of paper size.
These photocopies and photographs are for private research only. By signing the registration card, you assume responsibility for conforming to U.S. copyright law.
Requests for materials and photocopies should be turned in by 4:30 p.m.
Permission must be obtained in writing from the director of the Library and Archives before any item from the collections can be published. More information about Permission to Publish
We reserve the right to prohibit the further use of the collections at any time for failure to comply with these procedures.