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P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library and University Archives Reading Room: Items allowed

Guidelines to familiarize and prepare users for a successful reading room visit.

Items allowed


  • Cameras and photos are allowed. 
  • Flash photography is prohibited.


Cell phones


  • You may have your cell phone and use the camera without the flash.        
  • Please place your cell phone on silent.
  • Out of courtesy to others, please do not talk on cell phones in the reading room.

Writing instruments


  • Pencils, #2 or lighter are allowed.                                                                                                                          
  • Laptop computer
  • Loose paper will be provided upon request. Notebooks or pads of paper are not allowed.