Access is by appointment only, please contact Special Collections.
Researchers may find it desirable to speak with a librarian before visiting the library so that the library staff can prepare material in advance and provide adequate assistance in the use of the collection.
Laptops and tablets may be used in Special Collections. Marking of books is forbidden. Notes must be taken in pencil. Bags, coats and umbrellas all need to be locked up in the coat closet outside of the Brune Room.
Material must be used in the Brune Room. A librarian will deliver the material to the researcher. ONE box at a time only. Acid free place holders are in the Brune Room to mark the place of the file(s) that are being used [ideally only one file at a time]. Using only one box at a time ensures that no material gets misfiled in the wrong box.
Photography with cameras or camera phones is permitted. Hand-held scanners and flash photography are not permitted. Some collections are subject to restrictions and may not be photographed.
Arrangements to photocopy or scan documents may be made either in advance or on site, and will be granted as long as physical condition of items, current copyright law, and the library's agreements with donors allow. Special Collections will scan or photocopy up to 10 digital images of items in Special Collections at no charge. Photocopies are 10 cents per copy. Payment in cash or check only. The library does not accept credit card payments.
Some collections or parts of collections closed and may not be used by the researcher. Examples include the financial records in the Civiletti Collection and the health records in the Lena Lee Collection.