Records in the Archives collection are unique and valuable. The following rules will help to prevent the collections from being damaged, so that they can continue to be used.
- The Archives may be accessed by anyone: faculty, students, and members of the public. You will be asked to sign a register and be supervised while working with archival records.
- All access will be in the Archives Reading Room. You will not be permitted to eat or drink, and may be asked to wear gloves while handling some materials.
- Access to some records is restricted, based on applicable privacy laws and the requests of records creators or donors. In some cases, you may be required to sign a research agreement or obtain permission from the records creator or donor before accessing the records. The Archivist may also restrict access to unprocessed records at their discretion.
- Photocopies and scans of archival records will in most cases be provided on request. The Archives reserves the right to limit the number of photocopies or scans provided to any patron at one time, based on resources and staff availability. You may a personal digital cameras in most instances with the permission of the archivist.