Second Floor of the Hughes Library

Eastern Monroe Public Library

Pocono Township Library

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Eastern Monroe Public Library

Local History and Genealogy Room User Policy



The Eastern Monroe Public Library Local History and Genealogy Room contains materials relating to the people and history of Monroe County and/or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The collection consists of books, pamphlets, census records, microfilm, newspapers, church and family records.† Materials are placed in the history room collection because they are unique, costly to replace, or are irreplaceable.


†General Policy






History Room User Log

A History Room User Log will record all users of the History Room.† It will indicate that the user agrees to the provisions of this policy and will include the userís signature, date, printed name, address and phone number and purpose of visit, (e.g., research or proctor), and staff initials.† The log will be retained electronically as an Excel file in the EMPL common documents file.


Researcher and User Responsibilities

Users are encouraged to take notes only in pencil and handle all materials with care.† There is a photocopier on the second floor to use for history room resources with the consent of reference staff. †It is the responsibility of the researcher to follow all copyright laws.


Please leave all materials for library staff to shelve.†


Approved 09/2008


Last updated January 19, 2015