Policy for use of Rare Book Materials
Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room



• Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

• To request the use of an item, you must present to a staff member a printout of the item from the library’s online catalog. (For a screen print, go to http://uscm.med.sc.edu, click on “Library Catalog”, and perform a search for the item.)

• You may bring only paper, pencils, and a laptop into the History of Medicine Room. Pens, markers, coats, backpacks, briefcases, food and drink are NOT allowed into the room. Please leave all of these belongings at the Circulation Desk (they will be secured in the Administrative Assistant’s office).

• Upon entering the History of Medicine Room, please sign the LOG BOOK. Please complete all information.

• A staff member will retrieve the requested materials for you and will demonstrate the use of the book cradles and the book weights.

• Please treat the materials carefully! They are extremely fragile. Turn pages slowly. Place nothing (other than the book weights) on top of the materials. Make no marks on the items; do not use erasers.

• Photocopies may be made by a staff member on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the condition of the item. Normal photocopy charges will apply.

• Please do not leave the room unlocked and unattended. If leaving the room (even for a short break), close the door and notify a staff member at the Circulation desk so that the room may be locked.

• When finished with the materials, please bring them (carefully) down to the Circulation desk. Your belongings will be returned to you at that point.


November 7, 2005