Using the Library

Researchers must sign in at the reference desk at the beginning of each visit. Researchers are permitted to bring note-taking material only into the Reading Room, which includes laptop computers and/or devices such as I-pads. Scanners or similar devices are not permitted.

Digital photography is permitted in Reading Room for a daily use fee of $5.00. Please request an “On-Site Photography Permission Form” and return to Library staff prior to photography. Items not permitted to be photographed are visual and graphic materials and items too fragile to be handled. These requests must be directed to the Collections Manager. Professional cameras, copy-stands and additional lighting are also not permitted.

Patrons may help themselves to books shelved in the Reading Room but are asked to leave books on carts to be re-shelved by Library staff. Call slips are available to request collection items from closed storage. Call slips must be filled out completely with full name and address. Patrons will be given one folder or collection item at a time.

Photocopies for research purposes can be made of most Library collections. Copies on 8.5 x 11 paper are 40 cents per page; copies on 11 x 17 paper are 50 cents per page. Copies can be produced from microfilm. Library staff reserves the right to refuse photocopying due to age and condition of collection items.

ROLLO'S FACTS

Among the oldest artifacts in the Mercer Museum are a 2,000 year old whale oil lamp and Native American implements dating to 6,000-8,000 BC.
Rollo's Fact 7

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