Reading Room Regulations

Please adhere to these regulations during your visit to our Reading Rooms: 

  • All users are asked to be considerate of all other individuals within ASC spaces.
  • Readers are not permitted to remove any collection items from the Reading Rooms. 
  • If you require any assistance handling any items, please ask the Reading Room supervisor. In particular please do not fold, lean on, mark, or damage any items. 
  • Use the supports provided for consulting bound volumes. If you are consulting original photographs, illuminated manuscripts, or objects please use the gloves provided. 
  • Keep items in the order they are produced to you. 
  • Please help us by informing the Reading Room supervisor if any item appears to be damaged, missing, or out of place.
  • Please inform the Reading Room supervisor when you are ready to leave. 
  • The Reading Rooms are designated for quiet research; please keep conversations to a minimum wherever possible. 
  • If you require online access, please bring your own laptop or tablet. Whilst ASC staff will be able to assist with searching online discovery tools, using your own device is recommended. 
  • Many of our collections may be photographed for personal study. Please ask ASC staff if you wish to take pictures.