Special Library Research Services

In addition to the museum’s regular photography and research services, the Mercer Museum Library provides a number of special services.

Research By Mail

The Mercer Museum Library provides a research by mail service for a fee of $75.00. For this fee, one of our staff will consult up to 10 different sources, and provide you with a bibliography of all sources checked, as well as up to 15 photocopies of relevant material. This fee covers a search on one name only.

If you are interested in this service, please forward a check for $75.00 made out to the Bucks County Historical Society, along with a letter specifically stating your request to the following address:

Research Services
Mercer Museum Library
84 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Obituary Retrieval

The Library has indexed the following newspapers for obituaries: The Advance, the Bristol Pilot, the Courier Times, the Doylestown Patriot, New Hope Gazette, the News Herald, the Quakertown Free Press, the Intelligencer, and the Yardley News. Copies of obituaries can be provided directly from either the newspaper or a microfilm copy.

Please provide name of decedent, date of death and/or date of obituary.

Fee: $10.00

Document Retrieval

Library staff will provide copies of county records, such as wills and deeds, as well as other collection items. The Library retains the right to refuse requests based on current copyright laws.

Please provide full citation, including page number(s) or file numbers, title, author, etc.

Fee: $25.00 for the first 15 pages, $.40 for each additional page.


For more information about research services, call our reference desk at 215-345-0210 x141, or email mmlib@mercermuseum.org.


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