Starting today, the Manchester City Library is raising its prices and changing its policy on obituary/newspaper article searches.
Searches for an obituary or article, in which the patron can provide us with a specific date, will increase from $5.00 to $15.00. We’ll search the date provided and up to seven (7) subsequent days.
Searches for an obituary or article, in which the patron can provide us with only the month and year, will increase from $20.00 to $35.00 We’ll search the entire month.
Search requests must be submitted in writing, and require payment in advance. Request forms are available on the library’s website under Research. Search fees include postage and up to five (5) pages of copies or printouts. Additional copies may incur additional charges.
We raised our prices to better reflect the cost of staff time involved in conducting the research. Please remember that you’re always welcome to visit the library in person and conduct your own research at no charge other than the cost of printouts and copies ($0.25 each).