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The Rare Book Room of the Kathrine R. Everett Library is only accessible by appointment. A Law Librarian will assist the patron in retrieving desired materials and a secure work area will be provided.

Please read our policies below, then provide registration information. A librarian will contact you about making the appointment.

Policies Governing Use

You agree to abide the following use restrictions.

You are responsible for resolving copyright restrictions on your use of Rare Book Room materials.

Collection materials including unpublished documents may be subject to laws governing copyright (Title 17, U.S. Code). Permission of the copyright holder may be required for uses exceeding“fair use.” You acknowledge that they are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials you use.

You are responsible for resolving privacy restrictions on your use of Rare Book Room materials.

Some library materials that include twentieth and twenty-first century materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). You are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person). You hereby acknowledge that you are solely responsible for resolving any privacy restrictions on the materials you use.

The Rare Book Room collection includes public records.

The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library operates in accordance with the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.) providing access to university records not covered by state and federal right to privacy acts.

The University of North Carolina assumes no responsibility for your use.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its libraries assume no responsibilities for your use of materials in the Rare Book Room. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and its officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of use of collections held by the libraries.

Data Collection

The Law Library may retain information collected from researchers indefinitely. However, North Carolina law generally prohibits the Law Library from disclosing any library record that identifies a person as having requested or obtained specific materials, information, or services, or as otherwise having used the library, except when required by law or when necessary for the reasonable operation of the library (N.C.G.S. §125-19).

General Reading Room Regulations

Under no circumstances may researchers remove collection material from the reading room.

Researchers agree to handle all library collections gently and carefully and to keep loose documents in the order they are found. Researchers will abide by specific guidelines, provided by library staff, on proper handling and safe positioning of loose documents and volumes.

Library staff may examine laptops, notes, and other items when researchers exit the reading room.

No food or drink is allowed while using rare book room materials.

Researchers may use digital cameras for same-day copying of unrestricted collections.. Please consult with library staff about other available copy services.

In order to complete the registration process in person, researchers must be prepared to show a government-issued photo ID, for example a driver’s license or UNC OneCard.

Rare Book Room materials may only be accessed during normal business hours when the Reference Desk is open.

Submit registration information.

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