First Time User Registration for Aeon
To request an item, you must first identify yourself to the American Philosophical Society'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 have an Aeon username and password to request any materials for research (manuscripts and printed materials).
Choose anything you like, such as your name, abbreviations, or an alphanumeric code.
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.
If you visited the APS prior to April 2010, you may have registered with us using a different authentication system. You must re-register with the Aeon system to request any materials.
Important Copyright Information
WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States 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.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Please note: If you are registering offsite, you will not be able to use materials at the APS until you provide proper identification and have been approved by staff.
Aeon FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Before registering, you may wish to read the Aeon
FAQ. The FAQ may answer other questions you have about the Aeon Special Collections Management System.
By pressing this button you acknowledge and agree to all of the terms and conditions above. Please pay particular attention to the copyright statement and the Aeon FAQ. After reading
this information, you can press the "First Time Users Click Here" button to continue.