Visit for Research
All visitors must check in at the reception desk on the first floor.
Visitors wishing to view material in the Kelsey Reading Room on the
second floor will be assigned a locker free of charge to store personal
All patrons must present a valid photographic ID issued by a government agency or educational institution at the Kelsey Reading Room reference desk. First time patrons are required to fill out our Visitor Registration Form and familiarize themselves with the Cushing Material Use Policy.
Please note that the following are not permitted in the Kelsey Reading Room:
• Food, drink, tobacco, or chewing gum.
• Purses, bags, briefcases, backpacks, laptop cases.
• Coats, hats, or other bulky outerwear.
• Loose white paper, highlighters, or stick-on notes.
• No pens.
• Do not trace, lean, or write on archival material.
• Group study.
• Cell phone use.
Personal books may be brought in and a “Patron Materials” marker inserted. All handwritten notes must be made in pencil on yellow paper. Pencils and paper are available at the reference desk.
You are welcome to bring your personal laptop to use in the Kelsey Reading Room. Each table is equipped with power outlets and wireless internet access is available.
Texas A&M students are permitted to study in the Kelsey Reading Room. They must follow the same rules and policies as researchers.