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Research Services

Need help finding local history or family history information? Are you from out of town? The library will research for you for a fee. The charge is $5 for each 30 minutes of research, plus the cost of any copies made (15 cents per page). A "typical" search for an obituary in our local paper costs $5.15. Please email Reference - . Requests are researched on a first-come/first-served basis. You can also ask a librarian at the Reference Desk, 309.828.6091 option 2. If we are unable to supply the answer(s) you are seeking, our librarians often make referrals. Bloomington Public Library reserves the right to limit or refuse research requests.

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