Research queries are accepted, at no charge except for photocopies at $.20 per copy (for more information see Photocopying and Microfilm Printing Services). Your request should be in letter format, clearly stating your need, and providing any related information to assist us in the search. It is extremely helpful if you let us know what sources and institutions you have already consulted. Mail your request to:
Mary Mannix, Maryland Room Manager
C. Burr Artz Public Library
Frederick County Public Libraries
110 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701
Maryland Room Charges to Out-of-State Researchers
Out-of-state researchers who do not hold an FCPL library card in good standing are charged a nonrefundable $20.00 base fee paid in advance for remote research performed by the Maryland Room staff. This fee includes up to 2 hours of research, up to 5 photocopies and postage. Additional research is charged at $10.00 per hour or portion of an hour, and additional photocopies at the current standard FCPL photocopy rate. The fee is payable by cash, money order or check, made out to FCPL. The fee does not apply to Linton or Lighter obituary photocopying requests.
For more information, see the Maryland Room Charges to Out of State Researchers Policy.