Forest Parke Library & Archives

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Forest Parke Library & Archives Rules for Use

The rules for use of archival materials at the Forest Parke Library and Archives have been established to provide the fullest possible access to collections while maintaining strict preservation standards.  Failure to comply with these rules will result in the denial of access to the collections.  Theft or mutilation of the holdings is a crime that will be prosecuted.

  1. Users must fill out and sign a research application. Positive current identification is required of all researchers i.e. Driver's License, State ID or other official ID with picture.
  2. Researchers must fill out written requests for each item. Only one box at a time is allowed.
  3. Researchers must enter their name in the registration log at the reception. Note the time you enter and leave the room.
  4. All briefcases, portfolios, packages, notebooks, coats, computer carrying cases, purses, backpacks, and other such materials must be surrendered to the room attendant or left outside of the Forest Parke Library and Archives. There are no exceptions to this rule.  The Capital Area District Library is not responsible for these items if lost or stolen from the premises.
  5. Pencil, notebook computer, or recording devices may be used for taking notes.  Ink pens arenot allowed in the Forest Parke Library and Archives.  Visual recording devices are not allowed in the Forest Parke Library and Archives without approval from the Local History Reference Librarian. Acceptable situations are at the discretion of the Local History Reference Librarian. Recording devices should not disturb other researchers.
  6. All Local History materials are to be used only in the Forest Parke Library and Archives.
  7. Use only one item at a time.  Do not fold, write on, or otherwise damage the items. Please handle the items very gently and carefully.
  8. The handling of fragile materials will not be allowed.
  9. Unprocessed materials are not available for research.
  10. Keep all materials in their original order. Use a sheet of scrap paper to keep the place of folders in the box, or papers within a folder.
  11. Copies are provided for personal research needs solely as a service to our patrons. The Capital Area District Library follows the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) that governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.  Copies are made only if and when staff time permits.  The charge is 15¢ a page.
  12. Copies of fragile materials and copies from any bound volume of journals will not be allowed. Entire collections will not be copied.
  13. No patron is allowed to smoke, eat, or drink while using archival collections.
  14. The Capital Area District Library makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any unpublished manuscript. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright.
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