Access to this specialized Library is usually reserved to scholars, researchers and university students preparing their final thesis or in their third year of study. Access may, upon request, be extended to anyone who, for reasons of study, is interested in the material and documents preserved in the Library. Access requires registration. The regulations establish that, for registration, a valid identity document must be presented as well as a letter confirming the need to consult the library’s collections for study purposes.
Consultation of the collections. The collections can only be consulted in the reading room, according to the procedures established in the regulation. There is no external or inter-library lending. To facilitate the work of scholars and researchers, there is no limit to the number of manuscript or printed works that may be requested for consultation.
Reading room. The reading room can seat a total of 8 people. Readers may use their personal computers, for which power plugs are provided.
Personnel. Staff personnel are prepared to provide information and assist the consultation of catalogues, as well as to distribute the works requested for consultation. The on-duty librarian may be consulted for more detailed bibliographical information, assistance in the use of inventories, and research via online catalogues.
Acquisition suggestions. Anyone wishing to make a suggestion regarding the purchase, by the Library, of publications or documents of particular interest, should do it through the on-duty librarian.
Reproduction of material. Readers may have material photographed, photocopied or microfilmed within the limits imposed by the need to conserve the material and the legislation regarding authors’ copyright. The costs of this service are found in the printed regulations and shall be borne by the readers.
Photographic reproduction. For study purposes only, readers may – with the assistance of the library personnel – take their own photographic reproduction of materials. The application form for this is available in the Library.
Bibliographical information. As well as attending in person, readers and scholars may apply for bibliographical information regarding the Library’s collections via telephone, fax, letter or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.