Rules of the Reading Room
Purses, backpacks, briefcases, coats, and all items not required for research must be left in the reception area closet before entering the Reading Room.
Food and drink are not permitted.
Special Collections material must be handled with great care. Do not make any marks on the materials and do not open uncut pages. Ask for assistance, if needed.
USE PENCIL ONLY for note taking in the Reading Room. A department laptop computer is available for use in the Reading Room. Readers may also use their own laptops.
Lincoln University Langston Hughes Memorial Library reserves the right to limit the amount of material issued to a reader at any one time. Readers are permitted to use one book at a time. Exceptions may be made by the Reading Room associate, if appropriate. (Examples: readers using multi-volume sets or working on textual comparisons.).
Keep Special Collections materials on reading room table surfaces at all times, unless provided special supports for the materials by the desk attendant.
No books, papers, or other objects (except the special weights provided by the desk attendant to hold books open) may be laid on Special Collections materials.
When using manuscript material, do not disturb the arrangement of papers or folders. Ask for assistance if order of manuscript material is questioned.
When finished using Special Collections material, make the Reading Room Associate aware and they will return it to the appropriate area and wait until the material has been checked in.