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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.
  • Public 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.
  • Photocopiers. We allow photocopying of most materials; however, we recommend bringing a digital camera for materials we deem too fragile for photocopying. Per-page photocopy costs are:
     
    • Letter (8 ½ x 11) or legal (8 ½ x 14) = $.25
    • Ledger (11 x 17) = $.40
    • Double-sided (any size) = $.40
  • 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 $.75.
  • 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.
  • Pencils. We do not allow pens in the reading room.
  • Camera tripod
  • Lockers and padlocks
  • Magnifying glasses
  • VHS/DVD player with TV and headphones
  • Audiotape player and headphones