Reading Room Quick Facts
These rules should be enforced uniformly.
Researchers must write in pencil; no pens permitted.
Researchers may not take or make telephone calls in the reading room.
Personal items such as purses, book bags, briefcases, etc., must be placed in a locker (or behind the reading room desk). Jackets, coats, umbrellas, etc., should be placed on or below the coat hooks.
No food, drink, gum chewing, or smoking. Open drinks should be left in the gallery or discarded.
Any researcher is allowed to access the material in Special Collections, but they must show a valid photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport, school, work, or military ID, and fill out a registration form.
The reading room is for persons using Special Collections material only, not for study or other work.
No handheld scanners are permitted. Researchers are permitted to use laptops, smart phones (for cameras or web access), or personal cameras at their research table. The volume should be silenced on all electronic devices.
Researchers may not remove any archival materials from the Reading Room.
During the week prior to final examinations and the exam period, library access is limited. Non-GSU, USG, and ARCHE researchers must plan visits in advance, and Special Collections staff must obtain a security letter from the Library Administration Office to allow them access to the building.
Saturday hours are by appointment only and must be made by 4 P.M. on Thursday.