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Holding Items for Future Use

After materials are returned from use in the reading rooms, it takes up to one week before they are reshelved and ready for retrieval again. However, researchers may hold up to five books for seven days in the Seven-Day Reserve areas. Such areas are located in the Main Reading Room, in the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room, and on the fifth floor of the Adams Building. Each seven-day reserve slip must be completed with the researcher's name and the date of the first day of reserve.

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