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The University of South Alabama University of South Alabama University of South Alabama The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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  1. Materials in The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library do not circulate.

2. All users must register annually. There is no cost for registration and no affiliation with the university is required. Registration is simple. You complete a form and provide us with a copy of a photo ID.

3. We do not charge to view collections.

4. A few of our collections require either an appointment to view or prior notice of interest. Collections affected by these requirements are documented in our alphabetical list of manuscript collections.

5. Some of our photographic and manuscript materials are listed in the university library's online catalog and some full finding aids are available on this site. Other collections cannot be searched remotely. Please contact us at mccalllib@southalabama.edu if you need assistance locating material.

6. Some of our photograph collections may not be used for a commercial purpose. Again, that information is usually noted in the brief description of collections provided in our alphabetical list of photograph collections.

7. Researchers are urged to contact us ahead of time to ensure that we will be open, that the collection of interest is available, that adequate staff will be on hand, and that other relevant collections are made known.

8. For researchers who are unable to visit in person, nominal fees are charged for manuscript and photographic requests that require our staff to conduct research. Please see our Research Fees page for prices.

9. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate users with disabilities and/or special needs. Advance communication of your needs is very helpful.