Rare Book Room Policy

In order to allow reasonable access to the Rare Books Room collection while protecting the unique and/or fragile contents of the collection, the Rare Books Room policy and procedures are as follows.

Access to Material

The items in the Rare Books Room (RBR) do not circulate. If a patron would like to access materials within the RBR, they should contact the Reference Librarians to schedule an appointment to view the materials.  If the item is particularly rare or fragile, further restrictions on its use may be placed on the material.

Photocopying and Scanning

The Head of Resource Access and Discovery will discuss the condition of the RBR item with the requesting patron, including whether the item can be photocopied.  Patrons may photocopy pages from RBR items if the RBR items are in good condition and using the photocopy machine will not damage the materials, including the binding.  If the item is not in good condition, the Librarian must inform the patron that the item cannot be photocopied.

Rare Book Room Usage

The RBR Reading Room is not available for use as a group study room.