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The Depository Collections are available for public use only during specified hours.  For hours, please consult the online hours (choose "Firestone Library - Depository Access" from the drop down menu) or the Firestone Library Access Office. Libraries other than Firestone, housing separate subject collections, such as the Lewis Library, may have different hours.

A visitor may apply to use the depository collections in Firestone Library's Access Office (or to the Head Security Officer when the Access Office is closed). Access Office staff (or the Security Officer) will then call a reference librarian, who will discuss the visitor's research needs and determine whether the question requires depository materials, or a different referral. The visitor may be asked to wait in the Access Office if it is necessary for the librarian to confer with others in this process. If access is granted, the visitor will be provided with a Depository Access Pass and directed to the reference desk.

Procedures for Use of Depository Collections

  1. Upon arriving at the reference desk, the visitor will be asked to initial the Depository Log Book, and to surrender the Depository Access Pass. The pass can be used to leave the Library and return during the day; however, a Depository Access Pass is valid only on and for the day issued and remains at the reference desk until the end of the Depository visit.
  2. Printed matter pertaining to each Depository Collection is available and assistance in locating and using information will be freely provided by the reference librarian. Upon completion of the visit, the Depository Visitor is asked to notify the reference librarian and to sign out in the Log Book.
  3. Depository visitors may also make an appointment with the document specialist in any of the depository areas during regular depository hours. In this case, the visitor should request that the Access office contact the documents specialist directly upon arrival.  Contact information for document specialists is found here.

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