Making an Appointment
Making an Appointment
Research is by appointment only. The public may call or email to make a request or to schedule a research appointment.
When you visit the Salt Lake County Archives, you will be required to follow several rules necessary to keep our collections safe and preserve our materials for future research.
- An annual Researcher Registration form must be read and filled out on the researcher's first visit to the Reading Room during each calendar year (January 1 – December 31). Researchers must also sign the researcher log each day when entering the Reading Room.
- Only one researcher is allowed in the Reading Room at a time. Appointments must be made ahead of time and confirmed with the Archivist.
- Only pencils may be used in the Reading Room. Pens are not allowed.
- Computers and cameras may be used only with staff permission. Please ask the archivist before using your digital camera or cell phone to photograph materials. Personal scanners are not allowed.
- All containers and personal effects including coats, brief cases, carrying cases, backpacks, and purses must be left at the front desk or in lockers.
- Food and beverages, including water, are not allowed.
- A researcher should have only one container of archival material at his/her work station at a time and should complete work with that container and return it to the Archivist before requesting another container.
- All materials must be handled carefully. They must not be leaned upon, marked, bent, or torn. Please preserve the existing arrangement of materials by turning sheets in order and keeping them neatly in their folders. Please report to the staff any errors in cataloging, dating, or filing. Do not attempt to correct errors yourself.
- The Archives stacks are closed to researchers.
- Collections do not circulate to individuals.
- Photocopying and scanning is available, but restrictions may be imposed for bound volumes, oversize sheets, or fragile items (including blueprints). Some records may also be subject to copyright restrictions that prohibit reproduction.
- The use of certain items may be restricted by statute. For the protection of its collections, the Archives also reserves the right to restrict use of unprocessed records and fragile materials.
- The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in his/her use of archival materials.
- Researchers must stop at the desk before exiting. All notes, photocopies, books, etc. must be presented to the staff for inspection.
Patrons may call 385-468-0820 or email the Archives to request copies of records.
Staff will do a limited amount of research for the requested records. Once the records are located, patrons may come in and view them at the Archives and will be responsible for making their own photocopies.
For patrons that are not able to do their own research, staff can do up to one hour of research to locate and compile the records for a research fee of $25.00. The first 15 minutes of research per request are free, and the research fee is prorated if the record is located in less than an hour. This fee is due regardless of whether the desired information is located or not.
If it is a complicated request and will take staff more than one hour to complete, we recommend that patrons visit the archives to do their own research or hire a local researcher to assist you.
- We accept cash, check, or credit cards as payment. A convenience fee is assessed for credit cards.
- Photocopies or scans: $ .25 per page.
- Copies or scans from microfilm or microfiche: $ .25 per page.
- High resolution jpg or tiff scanned image to CD or sent via email or Dropbox: $ 5.00 per image.
- Certified Copies (per request, unlimited pages): $ 5.00 per request.
- $3.00 mailing fee for photocopies mailed.
- Research Fee: $25.00 for one hour of search and compilation. The first 15 minutes are free. This fee is for staff time, and is due regardless of whether the desired information is located or not.
- County agencies will not be billed for copies made for administrative use in their offices.