In our centralized reading room, we provide ready-reference (self-serve) items as well as assistance in accessing materials in our library, archives, and photograph archives. In addition, we offer:

Research Requests  We provide fee-based research services for offsite patrons as well as a list of private for-hire researchers in the area.

Interlibrary Loan   Our newspaper microfilm and our oral history recordings are available for loan through your local library.

Copies and Reproductions   Onsite researchers can use our self-serve photocopiers (and their own digital cameras for non-photographic materials). Any researcher can request a copy or reproduction from our collections (fees apply).

Subscription Databases   Visitors to the Research Center can access and other online databases using our onsite subscriptions.

Educational Resources   We offer research fellowships, workshops and presentations for your club or group, and special services for class assignments.

Open Tue-Fri 9-5
Closed on these days
225 N Roberts Street
Helena, MT 59620

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Important notice: Saturday Hours to be Discontinued. As a result of legislation passed by the 2017 Legislature and signed by Governor Bullock, the Montana Historical Society is facing severe budget cuts. Unfortunately, this means that positions and services must be cut and, effective August 18, 2017, we will no longer be able to offer public reference hours on Saturdays. We are deeply distressed by this development and apologize for the inconveniences imposed.