Guidelines for the consultation of items from the special collections

Please consult items from the special collections in the Central Library 24 hour loan room.

  • You must handle items with clean dry hands
  • Photocopying of items must comply with UK Copyright legislation
  • Eating and drinking is not permitted when consulting special collections material
  • Do not place items on the floor
  • Do not lean, rest or write on top of collection items
  • Do not use pens or highlighters to write on or mark items
  • Use pencils for note-taking or use a computer
  • Do not touch the text or image on the page
  • Do not fold over 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 flash photography