Special Collections Reading Room Guidelines
Special Collections and Archives serves as the repository for rare and unique research materials. The Reading Room is a public space available to researchers using the materials within Special Collections. The room can accommodate up to 25 people (standing room only) for class presentations, meetings, and events. Due to the presence of some materials on shelves in the Reading Room, all event requests must have the approval of the Special Collections Librarian or the Library Dean. All Reading Room events that receive approval will require the presence of the Special Collections Librarian or a representative throughout the entire period of use (including setup and breakdown). Under no circumstances will the room be left unattended by the Librarian or designated staff. No food, drinks, or other materials that have the potential to stain or damage any books, library materials, or furniture will be permitted in the reading room.