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Talbot County Free Library

Maryland Room Policies

The Maryland Room collection is available to the Public for research, subject to the following rules:

  1. Items in the collection do not circulate and must be consulted in the Maryland Room, during regular library hours.
  2. Items must be requested from a staff member or a volunteer. Exceptions are made for genealogy binders and books (call numbers 929-929.8).
  3. Maps, manuscripts and books with a "supervision required" status can only be consulted by appointment with the curator or a librarian.
  4. All inquiries concerning photocopying must be referred to a staff member or a Maryland Room volunteer.
  5. All documents must be handled with great care. Please use pencil only while in the room.
  6. When using manuscripts, do not disturb the arrangement of papers or folders.
  7. When you have finished using material, please leave it on the tables. Please Do Not Reshelve.
  8. Permission to publish material from the Maryland Room collection must be obtained in writing from the Maryland Room Curator or a librarian.