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Policies and Services

Hours of Operation (Special Collections & Archives)

General Policies

  • 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.
  • Do not employ Auburn University’s registered trademarks for commercial purposes without the permission of the Office of Trademark Management and Licensing.
  • Please acknowledge use of archival and manuscript materials from the holdings of the Special Collections & Archives Department in footnotes, credits, Web-based publications, or other publication venues. Example: "Image courtesy of Special Collections & Archives, Auburn University Libraries."

Reading Room Policies

  • 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.
  • Complete a retrieval slip if requesting material from Special Collections & Archives locked stacks areas.
  • Notify a Special Collections & Archives staff member if you wish to scan or photocopy fragile materials.
  • 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.

Services and Fees

  • Special Collections & Archives can provide scans, photocopies, or other duplicates of materials to off-site researchers on a fee-for-services basis.
  • The fee for photocopies is $15.00 for the first 20 pages and 20 cents per page for any additional pages. Postage fees may apply.
  • The fee for digitizing images or documents may be obtained by e-mailing


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

(334) 844-1707

Last updated: 04/23/2019