Sign in when you enter the archive. The sign in book is on a podium near the door.
Stow Your Bags:
Inside the entrance to the HRC is a cabinet. Please stow your extra items, such as purses, bags, backpacks and coats. Clients are allowed to bring in a notepad, pencils, computers, smart phones and cameras into the reading room. Computer bags should also be stowed.
Only use pencil for hand written notes. Pencils and paper will be provided if necessary. Digital devices are also acceptable. Any permanent type of marker is prohibited in the reading room.
Digital is OK:
Laptops, smart phones and tablet devices are welcome. Power strips are available. Consult with an archivist before using a camera or scanner.
If you must talk on your mobile device, please be mindful of staff and other researchers and step outside. If you are expecting a call, staff can arrange for you to use an office for privacy during your conversation.
A wireless connection through the library network is available. Please consult a member of the staff for guest user ID and password.
The archive is often chilly. Bring a jacket or sweater even in the summer.
Finding aids or inventories are available for many, but not all, of the collections. Please consult with an archivist.
Copies and scans:
Food and Drink:
No food or drinks are allowed in the reading room. Ask an archivist about nearby dining facilities or or bringing lunch or snacks.