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Research Permissions and Reading Room Guidelines

Photocopies and Reproductions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Copies are permitted for personal and research use only, and Library staff reserve the right to refuse permission.

Self-Service Photocopying

Self-service photocopying is permitted with staff approval. Many materials are sensitive and cannot be photocopied. Please seek staff assistance if you need a photocopy of an item from our vault and archive. Photocopies of manuscripts and bound materials printed before 1900 are not permitted.

Photocopies are $.25 per sheet, either legal- or letter size.


Microfilm copies are permitted with staff approval. Copies are permitted for personal and research use only.

Microfilm copies are $.25 per sheet, either legal- or letter size.

Standard research fees for the first half hour: $25.00
Each additional 15 minutes: $15.00

All researchers and library visitors must sign in at the library desk.

Materials in the reading room and archive are non-circulating. All materials must be used on site. Inter-library loan is available for institutions and researchers unable to visit the library. All materials from the archive must be signed and approved by a staff member. Photocopying of these materials is prohibited.

Archive Access Guidelines:

Our archival access policy is designed to insure the protection of rare and sensitive materials in the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center's collection. Please make an appointment to view materials in our archive. Appointments are preferred Tuesday through Friday.

General Guidelines:

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