Do not fear: these guidelines aren't new so much as they are now going to be enforced. In the past, our policies were somewhat informal about who could use what and when, but given the amount of use of our rare books, photograph collections, and sample periodical and vertical file materials, we decided to create a document to reflect our policies.
How does this affect you? Well, now when you come to the Herskovits Library and want to use Africana languages books, vertical file, rare books, posters, archival and manuscript materials or photographs, we will ask you to fill out a registration form and review our guidelines. Want to check out the guidelines in advance? A copy of the Africana registration form, as well as the full list of rules and regulations for use of Africana special materials, is available on our website!