• Due to renovations to our vault, the majority of our collections are currently inaccessible. Rare Books and selected archival collections will be available by appointment between September 2023 and March 2024. Please contact us for more information.

Rare Books use rules

Prior to being given access to Rare Books in Archives & Special Collections (A&SC), researchers will sign a form agreeing to the following policies and procedures:

  • Rare books and theses in Special Collections are not available for loan
  • Take care in the use of rare books: do not fold, mark or attach other materials to the rare books or theses
  • Special Collections employees will retrieve and reshelve rare books for researchers
  • Copying of rare books and theses will be done at the discretion of the Special Collections staff
  • Many rare books and theses may be under copyright protection.  Researchers should familiarize themselves with the law and university policy regarding this matter

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