Using Our Materials

 

Guidelines for Using Our Materials

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Our materials are often rare and in some cases unique and irreplaceable. Please help us preserve these collections for future generations of researchers by handling our materials with care and following these simple rules.

Instructions and Rules for Using Our Resources

 

Scans and Reproductions from Our Collections

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Most of the materials in our collections can be digitally reproduced either through the use of our public book scanner or personal cameras. For a fee, researchers can request to have department staff provide scans. The link below provides additional information on which services are available for researchers to create reproductions from our collections.

Reproduction of Materials Policies and Procedures

 

Borrowing Our Materials

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Our materials do not circulate and must remain in the Department when being used. However, depending on binding, rarity, and fragility, some of our books may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Read our Interlibrary Loan Policy for more information.

Interlibrary Loan Policy

 

National History Day Resources

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Special Collections and University Archives is a proud supporter of National History Day in Iowa. If you are a teacher or student involved in this program and would like to visit our Department to do research, please visit this site for more information.

National History Day in Iowa