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Plan Your Visit to the Rare Book RoomPlan Your Visit to the Rare Book Room<div class="ExternalClass3A627D58CF0244CE8FE1E3D1B7BC67AA"><h2>Visit Us<br></h2><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The Rare Book Room is open to all researchers—academic or enthusiast—to use materials from the collection in our reading room. The reading room is available by appointment Tuesday through Friday. The collection does not circulate—all materials must remain in the room, no exceptions. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Space is limited. Please request your appointment at least 2 weeks in advance and include items you wish to view. Please be aware of possible limitations on access for more fragile objects. Appointments are limited to a maximum of 2 hours each visit. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h2><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">What to Expect for Your Appointment</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h2></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">You will be asked to come prepared with clean, dry hands. Restrooms are located on floors 1, 2, and 5. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">No food and drink (including water) are permitted in the reading room. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">You are welcome to bring a laptop or tablet, camera, notebook, and pencils. Unless other noted or advised, you are welcome to take photographs without flash. Please note you may use your cellphone as a scanning device, but other scanning equipment is not permitted. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">You will be asked to store all bags, purses, and personal belongings in the adjacent office inside the Reading Room. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Staff will bring your requested items to you one at a time and provide instructions on how to safely handle items. Please let staff know of anything that you might be uncomfortable handling yourself and they will be happy to assist. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Staff will be present for the duration of your visit and may handle items and turn pages for you, if necessary, depending on item condition or value. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h4><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Questions on the research appointment process? Email <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></h4></div><p><br></p></div>





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