Research Requests

For $15 per hour or any part of an hour a library staff member will search back issues of local newspapers or reference materials for obituaries, wedding announcements, or other research inquiries.  Because these newspapers are not indexed, providing the month and year in which the event occurred will expedite the search. Please e-mail your request to or call the library at 607-753-1042 for more information. 


Reference Questions

Have a question?

Patrons may contact the library with reference questions via phone (607) 753-1042 or 


Member library staff and patrons may contact us via email for assistance with reference questions. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.  This service can provide answers for:

  • Simple, factual questions such as: Who was . . . ? When did . . . ? What is . . . ?
  • Questions about your library and library services
  • General research and writing questions