Our library is open to the public for materials not available elsewhere.
For example, if someone wants to use our _United States Code Annotated_
(readily available at the Chicago Public Library), we refer them to CPL.
If, however, an individual needs our legislative histories of the Railroad
Retirement Act or Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, he/she is welcome to
use our resources.
The vast majority do phone first, and most are looking for items that we
don't hold (mainly genealogical records or materials normally held by
transportation libraries). We refer them to appropriate sources.
Kay Collins, Head Librarian, US Railroad Retirement Board, Chicago
From: Clara M Smith [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 9:42 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Library Access to the Public
I have been asked to review our public access policy. What is your
policy/procedure for allowing the public to use your library?
Clara M. Smith
U.S. Department of Transportation Library