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All readers are required to read and agree to a "READER'S REGISTRATION AND AGREEMENT TO COMPLY WITH THE RULES FOR USE OF RARE MATERIALS IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS" form, available in the Reading Room, which states the following:

1. Personal property not essential to conduct research must be deposited in a place provided for by the division. Currently, this would be in the Reading Room lockers or the Cloakroom facility, located in LJ G08 .

2. Exercise the greatest possible care to prevent damage to items from the library's collections, make no marks on them, rest no object on nor take notes on top of Library material.

3. Use pencil when taking written notes.

4. Handle the material only at assigned places and return items to a staff member at the Circulation Desk whenever leaving the room, and you must remain in the reading room until a staff member has checked all returned items.

5. Observe any special handling condition indicated by the reading room staff.

6. Submit for inspection any brief case, typewriter case, parcel, book, notebook, or other personal property before moving it from the room.

In addition, the Library of Congress neither grants nor denies permission to reproduce materials from its collections. When material from our collections are reproduced in a book or other media, we ask, as a courtesy, that somewhere in the item there be an indication that the original is in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress. If there are questions dealing with copyright and photoduplication, please consult the reading room staff.

If you have further questions, please contact:

Rare Book & Special Collections Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4740

or send email to:

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