PRELIMINARIES: Please sign in the Reading Room register on each arrival and departure. Hats, coats, briefcases, purses or other property may be stored in lockers to the right of the elevators. A coat rack is available outside the Reading Room and limited space is available for personal items in the Reading Room. No food, beverage, or smoking is permitted in the Reading Room. Patrons will be asked for identification.
ORIENTATION VIDEO TAPE: A short video tape has been prepared to orient you to the Archives, its procedures and finding aids. Viewing this tape at the beginning of your visit will help you get the most out of our resources.
USE OF MATERIALS: Archival materials are one-of-a-kind and do not circulate. You may request materials, after examining the finding aids, from the staff member at the desk. Documents must not be marked in any way nor rearranged within their folders. You may take only note cards or loose-leaf notebook paper, provided at the desk, and pencils to the study desks.
SIX HOUR NOTICE is needed for viewing films and TWO HOUR NOTICE is needed for audio and video tapes, unless copies of these are already available in the Reading Room. Reservations should be made for the use of the audio-visual equipment, which can be reserved for up to 3 hours per day. A 15-minute grace period will be observed after which other researchers who wish to use the equipment will be allowed to do so.
PHOTOCOPYING is available. If you anticipate copying, ask the staff member in the Reading Room about this. Photocopying rules and request forms are available at the front desk.
PUBLICATION OF MATERIALS: A document outlining the correct citation of archival materials is available at the desk. You are responsible for conforming with civil laws of libel copyright and/or the laws of privacy involved in the use of any material. Copyright restrictions exist on some collections; information on these may be obtained at the desk. It is also your responsibility to obtain permission to publish from copyrighted material.
CHILDREN: As the use of the Reading Room is limited to use by patrons of the Archives only, researchers may not bring children under 12 into the room with them, except to view films or videos, but must instead make other child-care arrangements.
ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS: Audio-visual materials must be used with earphones. Use of computers is permitted. Other rules pertinent to the functioning of the Reading Room and use of the archival materials will be explained as needed.
PLEASE REMEMBER OTHER RESEARCHERS BY BEING QUIET.
INFRINGEMENT OF THESE REGULATIONS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF ACCESS TO THESE MATERIALS. THE ARCHIVES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PERMIT OR DENY USE TO ANY OF THE COLLECTIONS.
I HAVE READ THESE RULES AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY THEM. I ALSO AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE BILLY GRAHAM CENTER AND WHEATON COLLEGE FROM ANY CLAIMS OF DEFAMATION, VIOLATION OF PRIVACY RIGHTS, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY AND ALL OTHER CLAIMS RESULTING FROM MY USE OF MATERIALS IN THE ARCHIVES OF THE BILLY GRAHAM CENTER OR FROM MY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT: