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Document handling rules

Please help us keep our unique and irreplaceable collections safe and usable for everyone:

  • Follow staff instructions on handling material
  • Ask staff for help if you are unsure what to do
  • Handle collection material with clean, dry hands
  • Have one document container open at a time
  • Keep items in the order you find them
  • Leave documents flat on the desk
  • Close books you are not using
  • Ask staff for slips to mark or follow text
  • Leave items on the desk when you are done with them

Thank you for your help!

Page last updated: 30 May 2023

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