We welcome all researchers to visit our reading rooms. We do require researchers to create a Special Collections Research Account for access to the reading rooms and to submit online requests to consult during your visit. We encourage you to submit your requests in advance of your visit, however, we can assist you when you arrive in person.
To learn more about our reading room guidelines, please visit our website which will provide further information on registering, what is permitted in the reading room, our lockers, and care and handling of our material.
We welcome researchers to use personal digital cameras, including cell phones and tablets, while researching in the Special Collections reading rooms. Physical condition, copyright concerns, donor restrictions, and other factors may limit or prohibit photography.
Please see the access and use note of a collection’s finding aid or Ask Us! for more information on specific restrictions. For the majority of collections, there is no limit on the number of photographs a researcher may take of a collection or item while in the reading room. Any images you take are for personal research use only and may be subject to copyright law. Please visit our Copyright page for more information.
Further information about our Digital Camera Usage in the Reading Room can be found on our website.