Services and Fees

There is no cost to do independent research at the Northumberland County Archives and Museum. However, there are fees for extended research assistance, reproductions and use of images for publication.

Research assistance
We work with all of our patrons to help navigate and interpret the Archives and Museum's holdings. 

If you are unable to visit the Archives and Museum in person, we can provide distance research assistance services at a cost of $30 per hour for up to 3 hours. Please fill out our Research Request form to get started.

Getting copies of photos and documents
You can take photos of materials at the Archives for personal study or sharing on social media. We can provide photocopies, images or high resolution scans for additional fees. Please fill out our Custom Scans and Reproduction Transfer Form to order reproductions.
Using an image for publication

There is a $25 fee to use an image or document from the Archives and Museum's collection for publication, display, advertising, film or presentation. Please fill out our Publication Use Request Form prior to use. Member municipalities and not-for-profit organizations are exempt from fees for publication, but are still required to fill out the Publication Request Form and provide credit to Northumberland County Archives. 


We do not hold the copyright for all records in our collection. As the user, you are responsible for securing all copyright permissions prior to use of the materials beyond private research and study.

  • Research assistance (first 30 minutes are free) – $30.00/hour
  • Photocopies (black and white only) – $0.25/page
  • Scans, including digital transfer (jpeg, PDF) – $5.00/scan
  • Publication User Fee (applied to reproductions used for publication) – $25.00/image
Making Payments

At the Archives and Museum

Please note that we can only accept cash or cheque at the Archives and Museum location.

How to pay by credit or debit

You can pay by debit or credit in one of two ways:

  • Pay by credit over the phone to our main reception
  • Pay by credit or debit in person at the County Headquarters at 555 Courthouse Road

We must receive payment in advance of processing your request.