Guidelines for the consultation of items from the special collections

The below guidelines are available for users in the special collections consultation area:

  • Handle items with clean dry hands 
  • Photocopying of items is not permitted 
  • Eating and drinking is not permitted while consulting items
  • Do not place items on the floor 
  • Do not lean, rest or write on top of collection items 
  • No pens to be used when consulting items, only pencils for taking notes
  • Use pencils for note-taking or use a computer 
  • Do not touch the text or image on the page 
  • Do not fold the corners of pages 
  • Do not inset bookmarks or attach notes (e.g. post-it notes) to collection items 
  • Use acid-free paper slips to mark pages and follow text 
  • No photography