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Use of Laptop Computers

The Library does not maintain typing facilities or lend equipment to researchers. Word processing software and other similar applications are not available on the Library's public workstations. Laptop or other portable personal computers may be used in designated areas of the Main Reading Room and the Science Reading Room. Other kinds of word processors, typewriters, voice recorders, cellular phones, beepers, and other portable electronic devices that might disturb researchers are not permitted in the general reading rooms. Researchers should check in advance with the various reading rooms for their policies on portable computers and other personal property in the reading rooms.

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