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  • We cannot provide access to AV materials in their original format; they must be evaluated and digitized by AV Preservation staff for safe access.
  • To access AV materials, please email as far in advance of your visit as possible. We will provide you with instructions on how to submit a request to have the materials digitized.
  • Digitization fees are currently waived for access requests but fees may apply for large orders and requests for publication.
  • In most cases, you will receive a low-resolution access copy of the material, but collections with donor or privacy restrictions must be viewed on-site in the Reading Room on a locked Library laptop that we provide. LSC staff will confirm how you can access the materials after we receive your request.
  • Internet connection, Bluetooth connection and USB ports are disabled on the library-owned laptop.
  • Digitization can take as long as four weeks to process; please notify us of your AV access request as soon as possible so we can determine if you are required to view the materials in our reading room.