Librarians are available to help researchers identify titles and collections of relevance to individual research needs. Special Collections is a restricted access area, so please telephone (631.632.7119) or e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment. Materials may be copied or scanned one page at a time by professional staff on equipment designed to carefully reproduce bound and fragile artifacts. Reproduction requests are approved by the department head and decisions will take into account the condition of the binding, the brittleness of the paper, the fragility of the item, and copyright.