Registration and Orientation

  • All patrons wishing to use Special Collections must complete the first page of this form.
  • All materials must be viewed in the private Reading Area adjacent to Current Periodicals.
  • To assist in the preservation of books and documents, all researchers must handle materials carefully.

Reading Room Procedures

  • All briefcases, purses, and backpacks are to be placed on the floor in the Reading Area.
  • To preserve our unique materials, food and beverages are strictly prohibited.
  • Notes are to be taken in pencil only. Researchers may use laptops in the Reading Area.
  • Photocopying/Scanning of materials is prohibited without permission.
  • Researchers will use one set of materials at a time, and will be careful to maintain their original sequence.

Publication, Citation, and Copyright

  • Researchers who plan to publish or exhibit original material from Special Collections must seek written permission from the Dean of the Sojourner Truth Library.
  • Each use of materials must be accompanied by proper credit to Special Collections/Sojourner Truth Library, SUNY New Paltz.
  • Special Collections assumes no responsibility for infringement of copyright. The researcher is responsible for obtaining the necessary copyright clearance and publication rights for all materials.

Special Collections Access Request Form



Modified 2021-04-29