Special Collections Materials Use

The Special Collections room houses rare and valuable books, prints, photographs and other special materials owned by the library. Because of the rare and valuable nature of these materials, special restrictions apply to their use.

Restrictions
No food or drink permitted in the Special Collections Room at any time under any circumstances.

No pens may be used while working with materials from Special Collections. Food or beverages are not permitted while using Special Collections materials. In certain cases, use of materials (including photocopying) may be restricted or may require that measures be taken for special handling.

Use of Materials
A valid photo identification must be provided and will be retained at the circulation desk until materials are returned and checked. Condition of all materials must be checked by a librarian before and after being used and before releasing ID to patron. - valid photo identification must be provided and will be retained at the circulation desk until materials are returned and checked. Condition of all materials must be checked by a librarian before and after being used and before releasing ID to patron.

Faculty
Faculty of SMC may use Special Collections Materials in the Special Collections room with the approval of a librarian.

Students
Students, including graduate students, may use Special Collections materials but may not use the Special Collections room for personal study. Materials are retrieved by a staff member and/or selected in the presence of a staff member. Materials must be checked out at the circulation desk and must be used in the reference area of the library.

Non-SMC Patrons
Non-SMC patrons must register at the circulation desk, indicating name, address, telephone number, purpose of research and type of materials to be used before any items are retrieved from Special Collections. Materials are retrieved by a staff member and must be checked out at the circulation desk. They may be used only in the reference area of the library. Non-SMC patrons must register at the circulation desk, indicating name, address, telephone number, purpose of research and type of materials to be used before any items are retrieved from Special Collections. Materials are retrieved by a staff member and must be checked out at the circulation desk. They may be used only in the reference area of the library.