- All researchers, whether staff or non-staff, may only use
the library during the posted operating hours by making an appointment
with the library division. Walk-in requests for collections access will
not be honored. Please contact the library
staff at 973-984-2313 x 204 or 215.
- At no time will anyone beyond the library staff be allowed in the library storage area unescorted.
- Large winter
coats, bags, briefcases and other items are prohibited from the library. Large
material should be stored in lockers provided.
All items are subject to search.
- Only pencils are
allowed as a writing device. Tablets and laptop computers are permitted.
equipment (camera only) is allowed with prior arrangement. Cell phones with
cameras may not be used for photography.
- Photocopying is
permitted by staff (on materials which can be safely photocopied) with the full
acknowledgement of copyright rules being
the burden of the researcher.
- No drink, food or
tobacco products are allowed within the library. Water may be placed in the
lockers outside of the library.
- Library staff
will determine the amount of material given to a researcher at a given time.
Access will be limited for fragile or damaged
- Researchers will
be required to fill out request slips for ALL materials (including microfilm),
which staff will retrieve.
- All non-staff
researchers must provide a picture ID. Researchers eighteen and under will need
their teacher to acknowledge the
research project with library staff.
- While material is
in the researchers care, it is their responsibility to ensure it is properly
handled in accordance with these guidelines.
- All researchers
should avoid applying creams or lotions to their hands immediately before
handling materials as the oils can transfer and
cause considerable damage.
- Researchers may
not rearrange the order in which materials are delivered to them.
- No marks are to
be added or erased from any item.
- Tracing and
rubbings are not permitted.
should not lay paper or cards on an object when writing notes. This practice
leaves an impression that will shorten the life
of the material. Material should not be leaned on with elbows, marked, or
- Do not lay books
open face down, or employ harmful bookmarks such as pencils, rulers, other
books, etc. Broken spines and torn pages
are the result of such treatment.
- To mark a place,
use paper flags; ask the library staff for assistance. NEVER use paperclips or
post-it notes on materials.
- Cell phones and
pagers must be turned off or silenced in the library.
- Permission to cite materials must be obtained in writing from Morristown NHP. All acknowledgements must read: Morristown National Historical Park.