Planning Your Visit
The library is open, free of charge, to readers over the age of 18 with projects that our collections support. No appointment is necessary. High school students who need to use the collection must be accompanied by an parent or guardian.
All new readers are required to register and present two forms of identification (one bearing a photograph, e.g., a driver's license or passport) upon their first visit to the library. To protect readers' privacy, Social Security cards and credit cards are not acceptable forms of identification. Readers' registrations must be updated annually.
New readers then meet with a staff member to discuss their research interests and to review AAS's reading room procedures, including how to use My Web AAS, our online request system.
Readers are issued a library card that they should bring with them on every visit.
Entering and Exiting the Library
Readers sign the visitors' log once daily upon entering the library. Each time a reader enters of leaves the building, he or she should update the sign in/out sheet.