Special Collections & University Archives Policy

Researchers must complete and sign a registration form once each academic year (August 1 - July 31) and must provide acceptable identification (driver's license or photographic I.D.).

Special Collections staff assist patrons in locating books, documents, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and other material, as well as access to the UNC Charlotte Archives, the information source for the University's history. In some cases, staff may direct you to other sources in Atkins Library and outside the University.

All purses, coats, briefcases, backpacks, and other personal belongings are to be deposited in provided lockers. Only pencils may be used in the Reading Room. Food and drink are not permitted.

Personal computers, digital cameras, and portable scanners may be used in the Reading Room provided that such use does not disturb other researchers. Use of cellular phones is not permitted.

Please use one manuscript box at a time, and remove one folder at a time. Manuscripts and archival materials are to be maintained in the order in which they are received by the researcher. If any material is discovered to be out of order, please notify the staff member on duty. Please do not rearrange papers.

If you have any questions about the use of Special Collections materials, please consult the Reading Room staff.