Research Links


Can photocopies be made?
Yes, the cost per page is $0.25 for 8 1/2 x 11″ letter size copies.

May I capture images with a phone or digital device?
You may, after paying an additional $5 fee that we assess permitting visitors to do so.  Please note, however, copyright laws are still fully applicable whether making hard-copies or capturing images.

Is there someone to help me with my research?
Yes, volunteers are available to help with your research and assist you in locating relevant materials.

May I contact the Historical Society of Baltimore County with research requests?
Yes, you may e-mail us brief, general inquiries, and we will let you know if we do or do not have information that may be of value to you. We will not, however, answer specific research questions. The society receives dozens of requests each week and cannot answer them with any degree of specificity or devote too much time to any individual question given our limited resources.

We perform in-depth research on a fee basis ($25/hour for non-members, or $15/hour for society members). This research utilizes all the resources at our location, and any and all online research resources we have available to us within the time frame allotted per your purchase.  Click here to view and/or print a mail-in paid research request form.  Research will be performed in the order that your request was received, and results cannot be guaranteed, as-is the nature of historical research.


Fridays noon to 4 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The Historical Society is closed for New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday, President’s day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays. (If a holiday falls on a Sunday/Monday, HSBC is closed the Saturday prior.)

Weather Related Closing

The HSBC Library Research Center and Exhibit Spaces will be closed during severe weather conditions.    HSBC will follow the Baltimore County Public School closings during the weekdays and the Recreation & Parks schedule on Weekends.

Weekdays: Please consult local Radio & TV weather closing listings for School status, the Public Schools App ‘BCPLNOW’ or on the web from HERE.

Weekends: Please see the Recreation & Parks weather site. Click HERE