Registration and Security

All Library & Archives patrons are required to present a state or federal ID card (such as a driver's license) when entering the building. Patrons will be issued a library card which provides access to the parking garage and the Tennessee Room. When entering and leaving the Tennessee Room, patrons will present their briefcase, bag, backpack, purse, and / or notebook for examination by a staff member. Lockers are available for storage of patrons' belongings during their visit. We are not responsible for items left unattended in the reading rooms. Visitors using original manuscripts will be required to leave their belongings in a locker.

Backpacks are not allowed into the main area of the Library & Archives and must be stored in a locker. If a backpack is too large to fit in a locker, then it must either be locked in the patron's vehicle or stored in the main lobby while using Library & Archives materials.