The following items are permitted in the Archives Reading Room:
Sweaters, sweatshirts (indoor wear), religious head coverings, small silk or other indoor scarves, pocket-size wallets; laptops; research notes on loose leaf paper, or on paper or notecards supplied by staff; research-related publications from our library collection; pencils and mechanical pencils.
The following items are prohibited in the Archives Reading Room:
Food, drink (including water), gum; hats, caps, scarves (outerwear); purses, handbags, fanny packs, briefcases, suitcases, equipment bags, backpacks; boxes or containers of any kind; cell phones, scanners, cameras, camcorders, tripods; envelopes, notebooks, notepads, binders, folders, pens, markers, Post-It notes (unless stapled to your note pages).
Prohibited items must be stored in a designated area in the Archive's office during your visit. We reserve the right to ask you to store additional items in order to safeguard collection materials.
PLEASE NOTE: The Library and Archives at the Great American Songbook Foundation charges fees for special collections services on a cost-recovery basis. Click here for a list of fees.