First Time User Registration for Aeon

To request an item, you must first identify yourself to the library's Aeon system. To do this you fill out a registration form using your Web browser.
Registration has three purposes:

  • Entering your personal information into the Aeon system means you will not have to supply the information again when making future requests.
  • Having your e-mail and regular mail addresses on file with Special Collections enables us to notify you promptly and deliver materials accurately.
  • By specifying a Username and Password of your choosing, you will have secure access to information about your requests. You will also be able to review the list of items you have requested in the past.

About your Username and Password

During registration, you will be asked to choose a Username and Password. You will use this Username and Password when logging on to the Aeon system in the future.

You must use your email address as your username.
Choose anything you like. We recommend that you follow good security practice and choose a password that is different from those you use to access other systems.
Aeon will encrypt your password, so it will remain secure. Only you will know your password.

Kelsey Reading Room Policies

  • All patrons must sign in and fill out a completed registration form prior to using our materials.
  • Materials are available for use ONLY in the Kelsey Reading Room.
  • Because many of the materials in this department are extremely fragile, only PENCILS shall be used in the Reading Room. The use of ink and ballpoint pens are NOT permitted while using materials in the Reading Room. Pencils and paper are available from the Reference Desk.
  • Placing notebook paper on top of materials and sketching, tracing and/or writing thereon is strictly prohibited. Researchers must exercise extreme care while using all materials and, if, at any time, you have question or concerns about the proper way to handle any book(s) and/or material(s) please see Staff at the Reference Desk.
  • Patrons are allowed up to three books at one time.
  • Please keep all material in its original order; see Staff on how to mark the material you wish to photocopy. If in the course of your research a filing error is detected, please inform the Staff at the Reference Desk.
  • Photocopying is possible depending on the condition of the materials. There is a minimum 24-hour turnaround time on all photocopies, and the decision to permit or prohibit reproduction of any material is at the sole discretion of Cushing Memorial Library. This decision is final. Please consult the Reproduction Policy for more information.
  • The Reading Room computers are for LIBCAT searches only and cell phone usage is not permitted in the Reading Room.
  • No materials will be available to patrons after 5:45 P.M. Monday –Friday; and 12:45 P.M. Saturday. Additionally, researchers must return all borrowed materials 15 minutes prior to closing.
  • Permission to publish any part of these materials must be obtained in writing prior to publication and the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives shall be given credit for any materials used.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, US Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Permission to publish any part of these materials must be obtained in writing prior to publication. All published materials must be credited as follows: “Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University.” Cushing Memorial Library and Archives holds property rights to all its collections, but holds copyrights to only a few, with some being in the public domain. It is the licensee’s responsibility to secure permission for the copyright holders for publication of any materials for which Cushing holds no copyrights. The Patron agrees to hold Cushing Memorial Library and Archives and Texas A&M University harmless from any and all liability and agrees to indemnify the same from any and all damages, costs, and other expenses arising out of the Licensee’s use of materials, including expenses resulting from suits for infringement of copyrights and any judgments against the licensor.

Failure to abide by Reading Room Use Policies can result in loss of visiting priveleges. By clicking the button below I agree that I understand and will abide with these policies and with instructions given to me by Reading Room Staff.

By pressing this button you acknowledge and agree to all of the terms and conditions above. Please pay particular attention to the copyright statement. After reading this information, you can press the "First Time Users Click Here" button to continue.