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Personal Belongings in the
Science and Business Reading Room

Effective July 1st, 2009

Researchers using the Science, Technology & Business Reading Room and adjoining Computer Catalog Center must enter through LA-500 (Center Book Service Room) and show a valid reader registration card. (Cards may be obtained in the Madison building, LM-140.)

Researchers will be allowed to bring the following items with them:

  • a coat and/or sweater, sports jacket or similar garment
  • a purse or pocket book
  • a laptop computer
  • and only one additional briefcase, knapsack or similar bag no larger than 18 x 13 x 8 inches.

Researchers are not permitted to bring:

  • suitcases on wheels,
  • expedition-size backpacks
  • multiple bags
  • other containers such as large plastic bags.

Researchers arriving with barred items will be directed to the Jefferson or Madison cloakrooms to check them.

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