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How to Conduct Research with Us

Historical Resources offers a wide variety of resources for your exploration and enjoyment. However, to make sure that others can enjoy them as well, we do everything in our power to provide a safe, clean, and usable space for research. If you are interested in conducting research with Historical Resources' collections, here are some things that you need to know.

Research Hours

By appointment only (941-861-6883):

  • Monday:        10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday:       10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday:  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Thursday:      10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday:           Closed

 We ask that appointments be made at least two business days in advance so that we can plan for your research needs. This helps us ensure that the right staff and materials are available to you and helps you to have a smoother research experience.

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