Regulations for using Special Collections
For curatorial reasons, special library regulations apply to the use of the collections:
It may be helpful to know that all coats, bags, etc., must be left by users of the Archives and Manuscripts and Rare Books searchroom in the lockers outside the room.
Mobile phones and pages must be switched off.
Work in the Archives searchroom must be done in pencil, including the completion of forms and order slips.
Portable computers can be used in the Archives searchroom. Where these are to be used with the mains electricity supply they must either be safety checked or used with a safety checked adapted supplied by Archives staff.
Eating and drinking are not permitted within the Archives searchroom.
A set of the regulations are available on the Library website.
Researchers are not permitted to take their own copies of the archive and manuscript and rare book collections. A reprographics service is provided which offers copies, photographs (including digital copies) and microfilms of material, subject to certain regulations.