submit a photo I.D. to the reading room desk attendant.
Please help guarantee the security of our
material by placing all personal property
(including bags and coats) in the lockers outside the reading
for the special use of our researchers.
Only pencils, paper, and portable computers may be brought
into the reading
Georgetown University Library is not responsible
for damage or theft of items stored in the
Staff reserve the right
to inspect all personal items (books, notes, computer cases, etc.)
upon the arrival and/or departure of any researcher when use of Special
Collections material is requested.
USING SPECIAL COLLECTIONS MATERIAL
Access to manuscript and archival material
for any purpose involving pending litigation must be through
the office of the University Counsel. Failure
this intent may constitute a serious breach
of legal ethics.
NO INK when examining research material.
(Pencils are supplied upon request.)
boxes may be requested at a time. Depending
on the amount of material per
folder and the value of the contents, only
one box or one folder may be
provided at a time (based upon the discretion
of the Division staff).
Please preserve the existing order of the
material in each folder. Report any disarrangement
discovered to the Division staff.
Please do not mark materials in any way
either directly or by writing notes on top
of them, or by resting books or other objects
on the surface of the
When returning material, please replace
all folders in proper numerical or alphabetical
sequence in the box and replace box covers
Notify staff when leaving the reading room.
Please return all material and this form
before leaving for the day.
must be alerted to boxes containing requests
for copies. Individual folders
containing copy requests must be replaced
in the appropriate boxes. (Please
refer to the Division’s
Xerox and Photographic Copy forms for our
policies and the correct procedures for
Responsibility for Special Collections/University
Archives material is assumed by the researcher
until all items have been returned to and
accounted for by Division
It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine the owner of literary rights
including copyright and obtain permission from the owner
of those rights before
the Special Collections materials are published
or used commercially.