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Reading Room Rules and Regulations

The Special Collections Reading Room has been set aside for the supervised consultation of archives, rare books, manuscripts and theses. As so many of these items are unique and irreplaceable, please help us to maintain the security and preservation of the collections by observing the following rules

  • Only use pencils or laptops for making notes
  • Leave bags and outdoor coats in the lockers provided outside the Reading Room
  • Don’t bring food or drink (including bottled water) into the Reading Room

The full Reading Room Rules are available here.

Handling guidelines for using Special Collections material are available here