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Regulations for Readers of Archives and Manuscripts

  1. Readers should complete an application form on their first visit to the Library and thereafter sign the register each day on which they visit the Library.

  2. Smoking is prohibited in all parts of the Library building.

  3. The consumption of food and drink in the reading rooms is prohibited.

  4. Mobile telephones are prohibited in the reading rooms.

  5. Cameras and scanning equipment are prohibited in the reading rooms unless prior permission has been obtained from the Library staff.

  6. Readers may not use pens but may use pencils or laptop computers.

  7. Readers may not write on, or in any other way deface or mutilate archives and manuscripts.

  8. Readers may not trace from archives and manuscripts.

  9. Readers may not lean on or unnecessarily handle archives and manuscripts. Reading stands and supports should be used as appropriate.

  10. Collections of loose papers should be kept and returned in the order in which they are delivered to readers.

  11. Readers may not remove archives and manuscripts from the reading rooms.

  12. Readers are responsible for archives and manuscripts until they inform a member of the Library staff that they have finished with them.

  13. Archives and manuscripts will not be delivered to readers after 16.30 hours.

  14. Permission to reproduce archives and manuscripts must be sought in advance in writing

  15. Violation of the regulations may result in exclusion from the Library.