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Research Service

The library is now open on a limited basis for researchers by appointment only. Available hours will be 8:30-12:30 on Tuesday mornings during the summer months. If you would like to make an appointment to use the library and archives, please send an email to Steve at library@lmhs.org. We are following guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, so all visitors will be asked to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

If distance or time make a visit impractical, we may be able to assist you in your research. If you are looking for information about a person, place or event, please first send an email inquiry to research@lmhs.org. Research requests are processed in the order which they are received. Due to limited staff and volunteer time, you may not get an immediate response. Thank you for your patience.

If you have questions or if you simply would like copies/scans of specific resources (where no research is involved), please do not hesitate to contact us about that as well. Write or call (2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA, 17602; Tel.: (717) 393-9745), or send an email to research@lmhs.org. We look forward to serving you!

Research Request Form

Please use this form only after contacting us at research@lmhs.org. Click on the link below to open the form (a PDF) and print it out.