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Research Library Services
Hours of Operation
Jan. 15 - Dec. 15
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Other times by appointment
Schedule of Fees for In-person use
  • Use of the library - $5.00 for non-members, free for members
  • Photocopies - $.50 per page for non-members, $.25 per page for members
  • Use of own camera / scanner - $5.00 flat fee for non-members, free for members
Fees for Online/Mail/Telephone Requests
Please note that we will not undertake any research requests without a prior clear understanding and acknowledgement of the fees.
  • Minimum research fee for up to the first hour - $15.00
  • Research for each hour or partial hour after the first - $15.00
  • Photocopies - $.50 per page
  • Postage and handling - $5.00
  • Scanning & digital transmittal of materials - $5.00 for up to 20 pages
Types of Mateials Available in the Research Library
  • family history files ranging from one-page obituaries to multi-page books of family histories
  • maps such as the 1854 plat map of Madison
  • newspaper articles
  • older government records
  • books
  • 20,000+ photos, most of which are digitized
  • online access to genealogy websites
  • online access to newspaper archives
We have been able to index many of the collection held in the research library. These are available for you review in pdf and / or Word or Excel formats so they are searchable. Click here to see the indexes that are available.

Contact the Research Library
For research assistance, please use the form below. For quick questions, you may call 812-265-2335.


History Center
615 West First Street
Madison, IN 47250


Phone: 812-265-2335