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The Historical Library has the Pérez Bayer research room, for consulting manuscripts, incunabula, books from the 16th to the 21st centuries, special materials and printed press.

Moreover, the building has an open room (Thesaurus Room) for group work and the consultation of electronic bibliographic resources. It has 18 seats for group work and 24 seats for individual work.

The following groups, through proper accreditation, can have access to the collection at the Pérez Bayer Room:

  • Professors at the University of Valencia.
  • Spanish and/or foreign university professors.
  • Researchers at the CSIC and similar institutions in other countries.
  • Members of Spanish academies and similar institutions in other countries.
  • Librarians, documentalists, archivists and museologists.
  • People who hold a doctoral degree.

The following groups can also have access:

  • Students of the University of Valencia that submit a request to the head of the Libraries and Documentation Service, along with a letter of introduction from a professor, who will be responsible for the student during their stay at the Historical Library. The application must state the nature and the characteristics of the research, as well as the estimated duration.
  • Those who, not being included in the previous sections, are carrying out research work must submit a written request to the management of the library, who will process and send it to the Libraries and Documentation Service, along with a report accepting or rejecting the request. The application must state the nature and the characteristics of the research, as well as the estimated duration.

Rules for the use of the historical collection:

  • The historical heritage collection that may be subject to an irreparable loss or damage must be consulted under close scrutiny.
  • Users will request items through tickets, which will include the user’s full information, as well as full information about the item being requested. Besides the ticket, users will show their DNI, Passport or any identity document that allows checking that their application data is correct. The Library will keep a record with the data from all users.
  • Researchers can consult up to two original documents at the same time. If they need to consult more documents, they must request so to the management of the Library.
  • Access to certain collections may be restricted. Instead, users will be facilitated copies of the originals, due to preservation reasons. Users that must consult the original documents must request so to the management of the Library, stating their reasons.
  • Users will be able to use only pencils. The use of pens, markers and highlighters is absolutely forbidden. The Library will lend an appropriate pencil to researchers who need it.
  • Users must not place papers or other objects in the items consulted, nor write, trace, underline, etc. on the pages or covers.
  • No cameras or copying or scanner devices are allowed in the room. The Management of the Library will authorise their use in exceptional cases.
  • Laptops are allowed.
 
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