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Access Services Policies

This guide houses the policies of the Access Services unit of the Newton Gresham Library

Expectations for Care and Handling of Library Materials

hand with dark red painted fingernails laid across the spines of several books with antique leather bindings, which are lined up side by side and spines up inside of a crate with a visible handleAll users can help to extend the life of the Newton Gresham Library's collections by following these guidelines:

  • Protect borrowed materials from rain, dampness, sun, heat, pets, and smoking and tobacco products.
  • Handle books carefully, especially when photocopying and scanning.
  • Mark your place with a bookmark; do not bend corners of pages or use tape, Post-It notes, paper clips, or other objects.
  • Take notes rather than using highlighters, underlining, or writing in the margins.
  • Avoid eating snacks and drinking beverages while handling or working around library materials.


Please notify the Library Service Desk (2nd floor main lobby) or the Help Desk (1st floor entrance) if you notice a book that may need repair.



Reference these sites to learn more about proper care and handling:



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