Requests & Lookups
Special Collections Division
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street
Akron, Ohio 44326
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How We Can Help
We can do lookups and provide scans and copies of materials as detailed below. All requests will be fulfilled within three weeks. If a request requires more time, you will be notified. We cannot undertake extensive research. For in-depth research assistance, a list of local researchers for hire is available on the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society website .
Fees and Guidelines
Obituaries, Articles, Vital Records and Copies from Print Publications
- Limit each order to no more than five items and submit only two orders per month.
- Please be specific in your request, including index citations when possible. (See additional information below.)
- There is no charge for items sent electronically. Please let us know which file format you prefer – JPEG or PDF.
- A fee of $.05 per copy plus a $1.00 mailing fee will be charged for all requests sent by U.S. mail. Please provide your full name and mailing address with your request.
Reproductions of Archival Items
- High quality digital files of photographs and archival print, audio or video materials are $2.00 per item. See our Reproduction Order Form for details. Fees may be higher for materials from some collections. Please contact us for more information. Note: Researchers may visit Special Collections and make their own photocopies at $.05 for black and white and $.25 for color copies, or may scan items for free. Some materials are restricted.
Several resources are available to help you locate information pertinent to your research: