Use of the NHA Research Library Collections


Use of the photograph collection

There is a $5 daily fee for nonmembers who use the library; no charge for NHA members.

Researchers are required to place all personal possessions, coats, and bags in the lockers available. Please use pencil, and no food or drink is allowed in the library or the gallery.

Research Assistance
Library personnel are available at the Research Library to assist you in locating the resources you need. NHA members and paying researchers are entitled to a half hour (cumulative) of free staff time per day. Beyond that time, research assistance is available, by special arrangement, at an additional fee; NHA members receive a 10% discount off the hourly rate of $20.

Permission to Cite from Manuscripts and Publications
Permission to cite from the primary source materials held in our collections and reprints from NHA publications may be applied for by completing our permission form (PDF file).

Service from a Distance
Reference assistance is available through email. Ready reference help is available at no cost. However, because of time and budgetary restraints, requests that require more time to fulfill will necessitate a charge. Researchers requiring extensive time will be charged $20 an hour to a limit of two hours; NHA members receive a 10% discount.

Photocopying Policies
Photocopying, with approval, is $.25 per page. Manuscript materials must be copied by a staff member.