Research Services

Reference Services

Sturgis Library staff can provide basic reference assistance to students and general researchers of all ages.

Special Collections Research Services

The Library provides research and reference services for those requiring specialized research assistance. We must limit research assistance to approximately 30 minutes per inquiry, due to limited staff availability. We accept phone inquiries but prefer, if possible, that you send your questions via email to our Adult Services Librarian at

Fee Schedule

The following charges apply for scanning and photocopying of documents and images, which may be paid by credit card or by check or money order:

  • Scanning and mailing/emailing of documents (8 1/2 x 11 size maximum): $5.00 for up to 5 scans; $10 for up to 10 scans, etc.
  • Photocopying and mailing/emailing of documents (8 1/2 x 11 size maximum) : $5.00 for up to 10 copies; $10 for 11- 20 copies, etc.
  • To copy or scan materials over 8 1/2 x 11 size, we work with a local printing company. There is a minimum charge of $35 for this service, which does not include the cost of scanning and printing. Scanning and printing rates will depend on the size of the item, the number of copies and the needs of the researcher.