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Due to the rare or delicate nature of many of our materials, the following rules apply:
1. All visitors must sign in.
2. All backpacks and brief cases must be left in a designated area. Only notepaper may be brought to the reading tables.
3. All material is housed in closed stacks. A staff member will bring needed materials to the study tables. Materials may be used only in the Special Collections Room. Users must personally return all material to a staff member.
4. Use pencil only. This precludes accidental ink marks on the materials. Pencils are available at the tables.
5. Please handle all materials with great care to prevent damage. No marks should be added or erased. Loose sheets and volume pages should be carefully handled by their edges; book spines should be fully supported.
6. White cotton gloves are to be worn when handling photographic materials. Staff will provide them.
7. Please do not eat or drink while using materials in the Special Collections Room.
8. When working with documents in a folder, please maintain the original filing sequence.
9. Materials may be duplicated when it can be done without injury to the materials and when duplication does not violate donor agreements or copyright restrictions.
10. The use of certain materials may be restricted. For the protection of its collections, the Special Collections unit reserves the right to restrict access to materials which are not yet arranged or processed, or which are exceptionally valuable or fragile. Use of some collections may be restricted by the donor. In some cases, copies may be substituted for the originals.
11. In the event that your research becomes a source of publication, please consider giving the Special Collections unit a copy of the publication. If a copy is unavailable, we would appreciate receiving a note giving the bibliographic citation.
We provide photocopy services but reserve the right to restrict reproduction of its materials due to condition, size, or donor restrictions. We can produce photocopies on ordinary, 8.5 X 11 plain paper copies free of charge for a limited number of copies. Permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian to publish or permanently display these reproductions. The publication fees are listed below. Photoduplication (copying by photography) policies are also listed below. Patrons are responsible for observing all U.S. copyright regulations.
|Use Fees||Publication of our materials is allowed according to the following fee schedule:
The Special Collections unit allows photographic reproduction of its materials unless doing so would damage the items or violate donor agreements or copyright restrictions. All reproductions of Special Collections materials are permitted at the discretion of the Cal Poly Pomona University Library.
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