Heritage Room Use Policy

  • The primary purpose of the Richardson Heritage Room is to facilitate study and research using library resources.
  • The Richardson Heritage Room is most appropriate for study and research by individuals, very small classes and seminars, and for brief tours by larger classes.
  • Due to the monetary and cultural value of the contents of the room, the library will not accept reservations for groups meeting for purposes unrelated to the documents in the room.
  • The room may be used by the librarians for library instruction classes and library related activities.   
  • The room may also be used for college related activities of an academic or scholarly nature.   
  • Groups or classes meeting on a regular basis may not use the Richardson Heritage Room. Recurrent meetings will not be permitted in the room. On occasion, an exception to this may be granted when a college related, academic, or scholarly activity appropriate for the room can be scheduled to meet there without causing significant disruption of the room’s primary purpose.   
  • The Richardson Heritage Room must be reserved in advance for any of the above approved group-use purposes. When the room is used after 5:00 PM Monday – Friday or on the weekends, the group using it must put all furniture back in its original location when they have finished with the room.