Map Library Patron Conduct Policies
Map Library Patron Conduct
Map Library patrons are expected to abide by the UGA Libraries Conduct Policy.
Handling of Map Library Materials
- Damaged materials
Please bring all damaged materials to the attention of a Map Library staff member. Do not attempt to repair damaged items yourself!
- Displaying or mounting materials
Please use paper or other types of clips to display maps on walls instead of staples, thumbtacks, or tape. If you are not sure how to safely display an item please ask a Map Library staff member for assistance.
- Encapsulated maps
Brittle or damaged maps may be encapsulated in a clear Mylar sleeve for protection and preservation. Please do not remove such maps from their protective Mylar sleeves.
Please bring all marked or stained materials to the attention of a Map Library staff member. Most marks or stains can be erased or removed with preservation-quality erasers or cleaners. Do not attempt to erase or clean marked or stained items yourself!
- Folding maps
Some maps must be folded to fit into the map cases. As all folds create weak spots that can lead to tears, please do not make new folds in our maps. If you are not sure how or whether to fold a map please ask a Map Library staff member for assistance.
Do not mark or write on Map Library materials. No writing or marking instruments should be placed in contact with a map.
- Removable tape on materials
Careful use of removable tape or Post-it notes is permitted as long as it does not damage the material. Please do not use removable tape or Post-it notes on brittle or damaged items. If you have any questions about this policy please ask a Map Library staff member for assistance.
- Rolling materials
Folded maps should be rolled from the crease only to avoid placing too much stress on the map. Do not roll aerial photographs as the rolling can break the surface of the image.
- Table use
Large work tables are available for patrons to work with maps and other materials in the Map Library. To avoid creasing or damaging maps, please do not drape them over the edge of the table.
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