Equipment

The Research Center has the following items available for your use.

  • Free wireless Internet. You can access the Internet from a laptop or tablet.
  • Computers. You may use our Windows-based computers for online research. Saving to a thumb drive is free. If you prefer to print, each page is 25 cents (35 cents for mail-order requests).
  • Photocopiers. We allow photocopying of most materials; however, we recommend bringing a digital camera for materials we deem too fragile for photocopying. Photocopy costs are:
    • Single-sided: 25 cents each (35 cents for mail-order requests)
    • Double-sided: 40 cents each (50 cents for mail-order requests)

  • Digital microfilm readers. You can save or print images from microfilm. Saving to a thumb drive is free. If you prefer to print, each page is 25 cents  (35 cents for mail-order requests).
  • Book cradles, wedges, and weights. These items support fragile materials and stabilize items used in research.
  • USB flash drives. We sell 4GB drives for $10 each. (You may also bring a flash drive with you.)
  • Pencils. We do not allow pens in the reading room.
  • Lockers and padlocks
  • Magnifying glasses
  • VHS/DVD player with TV and headphones
  • Audiotape player and headphones