1. Resident staff members of the Museum have free access to the research collections in the Sections to which they belong. Their use of collections in other Sections of the museum requires the permission of the Curator-in-Charge.
  2. Museum personnel other than curators, associate curators and research assistants are not allowed access to research collections except as may be needed in the execution of their duties or when on specific instructions by their immediate supervisors.
  3. Other researchers are considered visitors to the Musuem and must seek permission from the Curator-in-Charge of the Section to be visited. A written request must be forwarded in advance, and in it the purpose and duration of study to be made and the taxa to be examined must be specified.
  4. Examination of collections by visitors shall be done only within the museum, preferably during regular office house. No specimens are to be taken out except those on loan which are covered by a separate set of policies.
  5. All visiting users of collections are required to register in a log book their names, institutions where affiliated, and the taxa to be examined.
  6. All users, resident or visitors, must follow specific instructions for handling specimens. Extreme care must be exercised in handling all specimens, and the necessary precautions must be taken against pests, breakage, excessive moisture, and fire.
  7. Physical arrangement if collections, identifications of specimens and notations on labels may be changed only with the Curator’s permission,
  8. Research collections may not be used for teaching purposes.