Dr Williams’s Library Access Regulations

You are welcome to visit Dr. Williams’s Library to consult its collections. If you are not a member you must contact the Library in advance of your visit. Access is conditional on your agreeing to its regulations by signing this form. The regulations are in place to protect the collection and to allow us to provide an efficient and helpful service.

On Arrival:

Register and/or sign-in at the library issue desk. For security reasons, bags (including laptop bags and hand bags) are not allowed in the Reading Room, but must be left in the lockers. A transparent bag will be provided for any items you want to take into the library and, if required, another such bag for a laptop computer. Please wash your hands before consulting the collection. Dr Williams’s Library is an accessible building, but if you have particular access requirements please contact the library prior to your visit.

Requesting Materials:

Requests for items from the collection should be presented to library staff on the appropriate forms; these are available online and at the library issue desk. One week’s notice and consultation with staff (remotely or in person) is required for access to archival collections. The library’s catalogue is available online and via a computer at the library issue desk. Please feel free to discuss your research subject with library staff, as they may be able to suggest resources that you have not considered.

Conduct in the Library:

Consider other readers and behave in a way that does not disturb them and respects their privacy. If you need to talk, please leave the Reading Room.
No pens, erasers or coloured pencils are allowed in the Reading Room. Pencils are on sale at the issue desk.
No food or drink (including water, chewing gum, and cough sweets) is permitted.
Readers wishing to use electronic devices (laptops, tablets etc) will be accommodated where possible, but use will be at their own risk and subject to signing the appropriate disclaimer forms. Mobile phones must be set to silent; personal audio devices must not be audible to others and the use of video or audio recording devices is not permitted.
All reprographic work is undertaken by library staff and subject to copyright law and good preservation practice. Requests for reprographic work (photocopying, scanning and photography) should be made using the form(s) available at the issue desk and online.
You are responsible for safeguarding the condition of all items delivered to you. If you need advice on handling fragile materials, please ask the library staff.
Before leaving for the day, please be prepared to show any items to the library staff to be checked.

I agree to abide by the above regulations:

DATE: _________________________________
NAME (in capitals):_______________________ SIGNATURE: __________________________