Custom Research Services
If neither you nor your representative are able to conduct on-site research, our staff does offer custom research services.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, IRRC is available by appointment only for in person. You may call ahead of time to setup your appointment at 218-254-7959 or, if available, we can setup a walk-in appointment. Access to the IRRC is still available online and orders will be processed as they come through.
The charge for custom research is $30 per hour, billable in half-hour increments, with a minimum charge of $15.00. Fees are for the service of performing research on your behalf. Some research may yield unexpected results, or no results at all. In all cases, the fee will be charged, regardless of the outcome.
Response time depends upon the type of research to be conducted, and demands from other customers. Requests are fulfilled in the order in which they are received.
If the research requires more than 1 hour to complete, you will be contacted for your authorization to continue the research.
Reproduction Fees: Library
The following fees apply to copies made from publicly available information in the Research Center Library:
- Photocopies: $0.25 (+ state sales tax) per sheet
- Microfilm reader-printer printouts: $0.50 (+ state sales tax) per sheet
Reproduction and Use: Archival Collections
Reproduction of the archival collections on deposit at the Iron Range Research Center materials is governed by U.S. copyright law and any unique rights and restrictions stipulated in the original donation agreement of each collection. Some collections can only be accessed and viewed. Other collections can be accessed and reproduced for private or public use in research, publications, or advertising.
Where digital scans of images from the archival collections are permitted, production fees apply. Please consult the Archivist in regards to specific collection conditions.
For more information:
1+ (800) 372-6437
Frequently Asked Questions - Research Center