Using the Archives

Library/Archives Procedures:

  • Researchers must make an appointment, and present a photo ID for access to the St. John’s Manhattan Campus.
  • Upon arrival, researchers will  be asked to complete a research request form, found here.
  • Researchers may bring paper, a notebook, a laptop, a digital camera, and/or pencils (no pens or markers).
  • All materials must be handled with special care for their long-term preservation. Researchers must follow staff guidelines for using library resources.
  • Photocopying of archival materials and rare books is subject to approval by library staff based up physical condition of materials.
  • Archival materials or rare books may not be removed from the library for any reason.

Davis Library Access and Borrowing Policies