Using the Reading Room

Before using any materials for the first time, students, faculty or guests must complete a Reading Privilege Request Form (available at the Special Collections reference desk). The form must be completed annually in order to update personal information and to declare changes in research interests.

Advanced Reading Privileges

Advanced Reading Privileges grant access to all previous mentioned collections, plus rare book collections, the manuscript collections, photograph collections, and vault materials. The Advanced Reading process requires completing the form, reading carefully the stipulation of use, and requesting an on-site interview with a Special Collection curator. This process allows patrons access to some of the university’s most outstanding academic and research materials.

Policies for Using Materials

In order to help preserve and manage the materials in Special Collections, there are a number of policies that regulate their use. Before visiting the reading room it may be useful to familiarize yourself with these policies. These include:

  • Regulations Regarding Use
  • Copy Requests

Last Modified: May 30, 2013

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