Reading Room Guidelines

Archival and special collections materials are rare, unique and original, and must be handled with care. They must not be marked, torn, cut, folded, leaned on, handled poorly, or otherwise damaged.

Researchers may bring pencils, notes, phones, cameras, and/or laptop computers into the Reading Room. No pens, markers, or other potentially harmful writing utensils are allowed; only pencils may be used for taking notes.

Users may request materials to be retrieved by University Archives and McHugh Special Collections staff. Staff may limit use of materials of exceptional value and/or fragile condition as well as materials with access restrictions.