Research Assistance

Our reference librarians can help you with the info you’re seeking, whether it’s for business or personal use. Let’s get started.

Business Research

Looking for help in accessing investment surveys, product and industry news, or legal forms? Our trained reference staff give instruction on using the resources available to Elkhart Public Library cardholders, and take specific questions to find what you need. Call 574-522-5669 to speak with our reference staff.

Local History Index – Obtaining Newspaper Articles

We answer written requests on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the number of questions we’re asked, we must limit our time to 1.5 hours of research (fees and other rules apply). Responses will be sent via email or U.S. Postal Service, as specified.

Get started with our Local History/Genealogy Request Form or call 574-522-5669.

Cost: $5 for every 30 minutes of research for one event, name, photo, etc.
Rules: Fees apply regardless of whether information can be located. Fees include staff time, copies and/or scanning. Limit one request per person per month. No refunds will be issued. Payment requested in advance. Self-addressed stamped envelope must be included for mail response.

Obituary Index – Obtaining Obituaries

We answer written requests on a first-come, first-served basis. Our Obituary Request Form is the place to start.

Cost: $5 for 1-3 obituary requests.
Rules: Fees apply regardless of whether information can be located. Fees include staff time, copies and/or scanning. No refunds will be issued. Payment requested in advance. Self-addressed stamped envelope must be included for mail response.

Looking for more research help? Send an email or call 574-522-5669.

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