Visitors must sign the guest register at the Library Information Desk. The library does not allow any bags, parcels, briefcases or other personal belongings in the facilities. All personal belongings must be checked in at the Security Post located at museum admissions. Notepads and pencils are allowed in the Library. The Library and Archives staff reserves the right to verify the identification of a patron. The staff also reserves the right to inspect all materials held by a patron entering or leaving the reading area.
Permission to Publish
All requests to reproduce materials from the Library and Archives’ holdings require a completed Request for Reproductions/Application for Permission to Publish Form. The applicant agrees to abide by all terms, conditions and provisions of this agreement.
The Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives enhances its library holdings through a variety of electronic databases which further support research and learning. The databases are divided into two sections – databases that are only available onsite and those which are readily available through the internet.
Databases Available Onsite
NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Available on library public access computers at the Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives.
AskART is an online database containing over 250,000 artists providing access to information about the artists biographies, auction records, financial graphics, magazine ads pre-1998, and images. Available on library public access computers at Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives.
JSTOR is a full-text digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals, books and primary sources. Available on library public access computers at the Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives.
Databases Available Through the Internet
ArchiveGrid is a collection of nearly two million archival material descriptions supported by OCLC Research. ArchiveGrid includes archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives.
The library catalog includes over 49,000 items including books, periodicals, videos, CDs, archival collections and other materials. The online catalog is made possible through the generosity of the Phoenix Public Library.