CNS Policies

Using the Collection

Unlike other library departments, the Centre for Newfoundland Studies does not lend its holdings; they must be used in the Centre’s Reading Room. This policy helps protect and preserve the collection and ensures that its holdings are available for readers at all times. Many NL books are available for circulation in the regular stacks of the QEII Library.  Consult the Library Catalogue or ask for help.

When visiting the Centre, you will be asked to fill out request slips for the material you wish to see.  As you hand them in at the Service Counter, you will be asked to show a valid photo ID.

Items in the Centre’s collection of rare and vault books may be used under supervision. Photocopying of rare and vault items is not permitted. Digital cameras without flash may be used with permission from staff. Ask about our Digitization on Demand service. We might be able to make an online copy for you at no charge.

Food & Drink

No food or beverage/water may be consumed in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies.

Space

The Centre’s Reading Room is designated as a “quiet” place to work.

Cell Phones

Cell phone calls should be placed or answered outside the Centre in the main foyer of the Library or in the external staircases.