Research assistance

If you are unable to visit our library in person, you may contact us with your questions.

Library Fees Effective May 1, 2004

  • Requests for copies of articles found in the newspaper index / database will be $2.00 per article with no minimum. There will be no research fee charged for newspaper index requests. A $3.00 shipping and handling fee will be charged.
  • Research fees will only be charged when research other than the newspaper index is requested. This fee will remain $25 per hour, and 25 cents a copy (not $2.00/article), with a $5.00 minimum.
  • These fees do not apply to researchers visiting the library who do not request additional research assistance.
  • Carver County Historical Society members receive 10 free copies as a member benefit. If you wish to use your free copies during a research request, please make note of this on the request form.

For any research requests or general library/research questions, please email Researcher Marlene at: research@co.carver.mn.us or mmagnuson@co.carver.mn.us. Newspaper articles or research may now be sent to you by email, if requested.

What are these fees used for? Library fees help offset a portion of the costs of running the library including staff time, purchasing new materials, and maintenance of the microfilm reader.

You may contact us at:

Carver County Historical Society
555 W First St
Waconia MN 55387

Phone: (952) 442-4234

Or use the research form provided:
Click here for a printable form to be mailed

Members receive one hour of free research by staff per year or 10 free copies per year, plus discounts on local history books and education classes. Please check our membership page for more information and to sign up!