Policies & Services

  • Special Collections & Archives is not a general study area.
  • Leave food and drink outside the department.
  • Store back packs, purses, and similar items at the reference desk.
  • Abide by whatever limitations donors have placed on private archival and manuscript material.
  • Abide by state and federal laws relevant to the inspection of public records.
  • Use either pencils, cameras, or laptops for note taking, not pens.
  • Do not mark materials with post-it notes, paper clips, or folds.
  • Do not write on or over materials.
  • Keep materials in the order that you found them.
  • Keep materials inside the department.
  • Notify a Special Collections & Archives staff member if you wish to scan or photocopy fragile materials.
  • Special Collections & Archives can provide scans, photocopies, or other duplicates of materials to off-site researchers on a fee for services basis.
  • Do not employ Auburn University’s registered trademarks for commercial purposes without the permission of the Office of Trademarks and Licensing.
  • Acknowledge archival and manuscript materials in footnotes, credits, or other venues as among the holdings of Special Collections & Archives, Auburn University.
  • Complete a retrieval slip if requesting material from Special Collections & Archives locked stacks areas.


Aaron Trehub
Special Collections & Archives
Ralph B. Draughon Library 
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama 36849-5606

(334) 844-1707


Last Updated: Mar 10, 2016