WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY & ARCHIVES!!
VISIT IN PERSON! APPOINTMENT NEEDED!
Due to staffing levels, we can provide limited phone assistance to local patrons. We encourage you to visit the Library & Archives, 2nd floor, Erie County History Center, 419 State Street, Erie, PA, Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. You will need to call and arrange for an appointment for in-depth assistance.
Researchers who live outside the region may contact us by phone, e-mail, or by letter. The patron needs to include his/her name, street address and e-mail address and phone number. Sometimes xerox copies may need to be made to answer a question. There is a charge of $.30 per page for copies plus $2.50 postage and handling.
Because many manuscripts and other papers in the repository are very delicate, we reserve the right to decline copying the original.
FEES FOR RESEARCH
In-depth, complex research requests are billed at $35.00 per half hour for the first half hour. Any additional time is billed at $25.00 per half hour. Pre-payment is required. Requests are analyzed so that a summary of sources can be provided for further inquiry. Because available staff time is very limited, turn-around time may be a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks. We reserve the right to decline a project, or refer the patron to other available sources. When at all possible, please plan on a personal visit to our facility for the best service.