Reading Room

Reading Room Policies:


  • All Special Collections materials must be used in the department Reading Room.
  • An ID is required to view materials from the collection. 
  • The use of pens and ink is discouraged when using archival materials. Please use pencil only.


  • We request that you register on the department sign in sheet.
  • Call slips are available to be filled out to page materials from the collections.
  • Depending on the nature of the materials, use may be restricted to a single box or folder(s) at a time.
  • An ID is required to be held while viewing collection materials.

Photography, Scanning, and Photocopying: 

  • The Special Collections Department provides photocopy and digitization services for a fee, but reserves the right to restrict reproduction of its material due to condition, size, or donor restrictions.
  • Permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Department Head to publish or permanently display these reproductions.
  • Patrons are responsible for observing all U.S. copyright  regulations.
  • The use of cameras to copy collection materials may be permitted, please check with department staff prior photographing.
  • Patrons are required to comply with policies to protect archival material for use by future generations.

Food and Drink:

  • All food and drinks are prohibited in the Special Collections Reading Room.
  • If you have recently consumed a cheeseburger and fries, please wash your hands prior to handling materials.