Services and Fees

There is no cost to do independent research at the Northumberland County Archives and Museum. However, there are fees for extended research assistance, reproductions and use of images for publication.

Research assistance

We work with all of our patrons to help navigate and interpret the Archives and Museum's holdings. 

If you are unable to visit the Archives and Museum in person, we can provide distance research assistance services at a cost of $30 per hour for up to 3 hours. Please fill out our Research Request form to get started.

What to expect 

When you arrive, we will review your research request with you. We assess what we have in our collection relevant to your inquiry, retrieve materials from storage for you and demonstrate proper handling techniques.

Though we cannot do the research for you, we are here to answer your questions and provide access to materials. There is no fee to conduct your research independently at NCAM. If you are unable to continue researching in person, we are available to help with your research at a cost of $30 per hour.

What to bring

  • Pencils and erasers - pens and highlighters are not permitted
  • Notepad, tablet or laptop
  • Previous research notes
  • Specific research questions
  • Camera or phone
  • Cash for copies or scans - our list of fees outlines any costs for reproductions


Research assistance (first 30 minutes are free) – $30.00/hour

Copies of photos and documents

You can take photos of materials at the Archives for private and public use where no restrictions apply. We can provide photocopies, images or high resolution scans for additional fees:

  • Photocopies (black and white only) – $0.25/page
  • Scans, including digital transfer (jpeg, PDF) – $5.00/scan

Please fill out our Custom Scans and Reproduction Transfer Form to order reproductions. We appreciate users citing Northumberland County Archives and Museum as the source, where appropriate.

Copyright notice

We do not hold the copyright for all records in our collection. As the user, you are responsible for securing all copyright permissions prior to use of the materials beyond private research and study.

Educational programs

Are you interested in bringing your students for a tour? Would you like an archival lesson to incorporate into your curriculum at school? Contact us to learn how we can engage your class!

How to pay for services

To pay for our services, you can pay in person or by phone. Please choose from one of the following methods:

We must receive payment in advance of processing your request.