Am I permitted to use rare items in the Law Library's collections?
Select Law Library holdings are deemed “rare books,” and are treated with special care. These include all items with an imprint date earlier than 1801 and other holdings warranting exceptional treatment.
Access to rare materials is by appointment only. Rare book service is available on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Rare Book Collection page.
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