Guidelines for Researchers

Idaho State Archives welcomes patrons to conduct their research on site. Because collections may be fragile, highly specialized and unique, special handling and access provisions are necessary.

Patrons are asked to help preserve ISA’s historic items by following these basic rules:

 

BRING flash drive, wallet (to pay for copies), citations, or collection information (if applicable).

CHECK personal belongings such as coats, briefcases, packages, and purses in the complimentary lockers provided at the Research Center entry.

SILENCE cell phones and take necessary calls in the hallway.

WRITE only with pencils and laptop computers.

ASK staff for assistance if you have any questions of concerns regarding the handling of materials.

NO food or drink in the Research Center.

1. Requesting Items

2. Entering the Reading Room

3. Materials Handling Rules

4. Reproduction/Photocopying

5. Citations

Note: Certain materials may be too fragile to photocopy or may be restricted to copyright.