Manuscripts - treatment and use

Handrit

  • Guests in the reading room who need to use the manuscript collection for research should contact the manuscript librarian. Researchers from outside are advised to e-mail the librarian (olofbe@hi.is) prior to visiting with notice about the manuscripts they want to consult.
  • Available photographs should be used if adequate instead of the manuscript itself. Please check the photograph catalogue and the digital collection on handrit.is or ask the librarian.
  • It is not possible to borrow more than three manuscripts at a time. Certain manuscripts are restricted from usage.
  • Users have to return manuscripts to the manuscript librarian before 5 p.m. and manuscripts are not served within half an hour before that time.
  • Guidelines - How to handle a manuscript (pdf 342 KB)