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.
You agree to abide the following use restrictions.
are responsible for resolving copyright restrictions on your use of Rare Book
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unpublished documents may be subject to laws governing copyright (Title 17,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.
are responsible for resolving privacy restrictions on your use of Rare Book
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.
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.
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
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.
General Reading Room
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.
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.