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Niagara Falls Public Library

Research Services & Fees

Niagara Falls Public Library staff are happy to help with your research needs. Charges for our fee-based research services are intended for researchers working on genealogy or local history who are unable to come to the library to do their own research. Researchers always have the option to visit the Victoria Branch Library in person to access the Local History collection and use the microfilm reader free of charge.

  • Local History Research
  • Genealogy Research
  • Digital Image Reproduction
Research Time Cost
30 minutes or less Free
1 hour (minimum charge) $30.00
Each additional 30 minutes $15.00

Staff will contact you if they feel your research request may take longer than 30 minutes and confirm with you whether you would like to proceed.  Payment will be required in advance. Payment does not guarantee that we will be able to find the requested information in our collection. 

Please contact [email protected] or 905-356-8080, ext. 788 for research or scanning requests and payment instructions.

Digital Image Reproduction

Standard Image Fee

Photo scans (up to 1200 DPI) $5.00 per scan

Please allow 7 - 14 days for your request to be completed.

Rush Service

1 - 5 scans $20
6 - 20 scans $50
20 or more scans $100

Within 2 business days. (We may not always be able to accommodate rush orders) Rush order fees are in addition to standard image fees.

Photocopies and Postage

Black & White Photocopy $0.20 per page
Colour Photocopy $1.00 per page
Postage within Canada $3.00
International Postage $15.00

Payment Methods

PayPal, Credit Card, Cash, Cheque or Money Order. Please contact [email protected] or 905-356-8080, ext. 788 for payment instructions.