Request Research Assistance

Researchers unable to visit the library in person can submit queries through the form below. We are happy to respond to reference queries, but please note that all queries are answered in the order they are received, and it can take up to two weeks for a staff member to provide an initial response.

In response to your query, Research Library staff may provide access to collections by directing you to online content, supplying reproductions, and when possible, arranging inter-library loan. Library staff are also available to assist researchers with identifying collections of interest, developing research strategies, and in some cases, identifying other repositories holding relevant material.

Library staff can spend up to 20 minutes on each inquiry. Additional staff research time is available at the rate of $30 per half hour. If your inquiry requires a substantial amount of research, library staff may suggest hiring a freelance researcher.

For information regarding our reference reproduction policies and procedures, or purchasing microfilm and high resolution scans please review our reproduction services.

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