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Guidelines

Sharlot Hall Museum Research Center Rules

For the safety and security of the materials, please carefully read these rules.

  • The Research Center is open to the public 12 pm-4pm Wednesdays-Fridays and 10am – 2pm Saturdays.  NOTE:  Archival materials will not be retrieved for patrons after 3:45pm.
  • Patrons are asked to leave all personal materials (including purses, backpacks, briefcases, cell phones etc.) in the lockers provided. Coats can be placed in lockers or on the coat rack.
  • NO EATING, DRINKING (INCLUDES WATER) OR SMOKING ARE ALLOWED IN RESEARCH CENTER.
  • NO CAMERAS, SCANNERS OR SCANNING WANDS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED IN RESEARCH CENTER.
  • NO CELL PHONES MAY BE USED IN RESEARCH CENTER.  Please turn off your phone and place it with your other personal items.
  • All patrons must fill out the entire research registration form, sign & date, and submit an official photo I.D.
  • Only pencils and blue colored paper are allowed in the Research Center.
  • Laptops and tape recorders are only allowed with Research Center staff approval.
  • To view archival items, all patrons must fill out a “Request for Materials” slip provided by staff.
  • Please exercise all possible care to prevent damage to our archival materials – please do not lean, write, fold anew, trace or roughly handle any of the documents, maps, records or photos.  Unbound documents/records are to be kept in order in which they are received.
  • Gloves are provided by the staff and must be worn when viewing photographs and other rare or fragile materials.
  • Self-service photocopying is available for a fee.Older, fragile or oversized materials must be copied by staff or volunteers only.  Photographs and restricted archeological materials may not be photocopied under any circumstances.  For the security of the materials, photocopies are only available on blue-colored paper.
  • Please ask for assistance and a tutorial when using the microfilm viewers/printers.
  • Our SHM Library materials are open for patrons to browse but are non-circulating items.
  • Library staff may inspect patrons’ research papers before they leave the library.
  • Digital and print reproduction of photographic images can be ordered.  Please consult with a Research Center staff member for a Reproduction Costs list and/or Permission-to-Use fee schedule.

 

RECORDS AND BOOKS CANNOT BE REMOVED FROM THE SHM RESEARCH CENTER

 

LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES THEFT OR MUTILATION OF RECORDS IS A CRIME.