Application for Use of L&A Materials

COVID-19 Health & Safety Policies for Visitors and Staff for Library & Archives Visits

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is the History Center’s top priority. The History Center has established new procedures and policies to ensure you feel safe upon entering the Detre Library & Archives:

All patrons are required to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth. They are also required to wear gloves. Gloves will be provided by the Library & Archives staff.

Patrons must practice social distancing (remain at least six feet apart) from staff and other visitors throughout their time in the Library & Archives.

Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or feel that you or a family member may have been exposed.

Appointments can last up to four hours per day.

Library & Archives can provide some remote reference assistance for those who cannot visit the History Center. Please contact us to learn more about this option.

General Policies for Using Materials

Please use pencil only.

Do not disturb the order of the papers and photographs in folders.

Use only one folder or volume at a time.

No food nor drinks are allowed in the Library & Archives.

Please store any bags/purses/coats/water bottles in the lockers provided in the sixth floor lobby area.

    I have read and agree to follow the above terms.


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    Affiliation - check all that apply
    Academic ResearcherArchivist or LibrarianGenealogistHistory Center Staff or InternMedia MemberNon-Academic ResearcherStudent or TeacherHistory Center VolunteerOther

    If you chose other:

    Will you need to use a Library & Archives computer during your visit?

    These computers can be used to access and


    Topic of Research

    Please be as specific as possible.

    Materials Requested

    In-person communication between Library & Archives staff and patrons will be limited. Prior to your visit, please search the Library & Archives online catalog and list below all the materials you will wish to use during your visit.

    The total number of materials requested cannot exceed 15 items per visit.

    Please let us know if you would also like suggestions from Library & Archives staff for materials related to your research.

    List requested materials here:

    As a security measure, these forms are retained permanently.