Library Services

Doing research in a special collections library can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time.  The Historical Society of Pennsylvania's library staff is here to help researchers:

  • use our catalogs and research tools
  • find books on the open stacks
  • access books, manuscripts and other material from the closed stacks
  • request reproductions for personal research use or for publication

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Are you unable to visit the Historical Society’s library? Or have you hit a brick wall with your research and want some expert help?

For a pre-paid fee, a skilled staff researcher at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will work on your...