Princeton University Library welcomes all researchers to its special collections reading rooms in the Harvey S. Firestone Library, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, and Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology. To submit a request to view materials, readers must first register for a Special Collections Research Account.
Reading room privileges are granted subject to specific rules that are intended to protect collections in the Princeton University Library Special Collections and insure their preservation for future researchers.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be â€œused for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.â€ If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of â€œfair use,â€ that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Researchers must make a written request for permission to quote or publish manuscripts in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, or for one-time permission to reproduce images of any items found in the Department. In most cases, Princeton University owns only the physical item, not the literary property or copyright, and therefore assumes no responsibility for violations of such rights or for any other legal issues resulting from the use or publication of the items. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure permission from the appropriate copyright holder to quote, publish, or reproduce items from Princeton collections, and to acknowledge in print that the materials are used or published â€œwith permission of the Princeton University Library.â€ Fees for the reproduction or broadcast of any materials from the collections may apply depending on medium, distribution size, intended audience, and holding location. The library requests gratis copies of any publication that includes images from its collections.
The Princeton University Library may retain, indefinitely, all data and information regarding patron use of special collections items, including registration, circulation, duplication and publishing requests, as well as related correspondence. This information may be shared with third parties to address issues of legality, security, the administration of library collections, and other endeavors in support of the mission of Princeton University.
I AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND RELEASE PRINCETON UNIVERSTY, ITS TRUSTEES, OFFICERS, ADMINISTRATORS, FACULTY, STAFF, AND OTHER EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LIABILITES, DAMAGES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES INCLUDING ATTORNEYâ€™S FEES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCURRED THROUGH THE USE OF THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY AND ITS MATERIAL.
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