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There will be reference staff available during your visit that can assist you in your research, as well as address any questions and/or resources that are not listed here at our website but are in our collection.

Once you find documents that you are interested in viewing, a request form must be filled out.  Some documents may be online, which does not require a form.  Requests will only be accepted until 3:30 p.m. of each business day, or half an hour before closing.

There is a self-service scanner that is free to use but you will need a USB thumb drive to save your files to. If you do not have a USB thumb drive, we have some available for $5 at the Circulation counter for your convenience. Other services include, duplication made by our staff, certification, and scan services.  See Forms and Fees for more information.

NOTE:  We are here to help you, but keep in mind that it is up to you to make an effort and spend the time to look through various resources to find the information you need.  There is no guarantee that you will find anything and everything.

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