The Maryland Room is the reading room for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) in Hornbake Library. This is where researchers use material they have requested. Because SCUA's collections are often unique and irreplaceable, visitors cannot browse the stacks and material cannot be removed from the Maryland Room.
Sign in at the Welcome Desk. You will be given a locker key to leave any bags (including laptop cases), pens, jackets and food or drink before entering the reading room.
You may take pictures of material using your phone or a camera as long as you do not use flash.
There is a large scanner in the Maryland Room for non-archival material (books and magazines). Bring a flash drive.
You can also order reproductions using your Special Collections Account.
Many special collections and archives are accessible in a separate room from the rest of the library. These rooms are often small allowing for a researchers to work closely with a reference librarian. Below are some general guidelines you can use to prepare for your first visit. These rules may vary between institutions.
You will need to leave any bags (including laptop cases), pens, jackets and food or drink outside the reading room. You might be given access to a private locker or cubby and may need to sign-in.
Many reading rooms will allow you to use your phone or a camera as long as you do not use flash.