While researching at the Bodleian Library yesterday, I had to swear to a librarian the following statement:
I hereby undertake not to remove from the Library, nor to mark,
deface, or injure in any way, any volume, document or other object
belonging to it or in its custody; not to bring into the Library, or
kindle therein, any fire or flame, and not to smoke in the Library; and I
promise to obey all rules of the Library.
Every person who wishes to do research at the Bodleian must say this statement.
Interestingly, I noticed that in the gift shop you can purchase tote bags, mugs, towels, and other items with this statement on it to take home as a souvenir.
Exploring the Study of Religious History