The John Marcham Research Library is a place for discovery about Tompkins County's past. The History Center’s research library serves casual browsers and scholars, school children, local historians, genealogists, and professional researchers. Along with providing access to diverse archival materials on local history and culture, The History Center is equipped to make professional quality photographic copy prints and scans of photographs from our extensive photo collections. Researchers are also allowed to use digital cameras without flash, for a fee, at the discretion of the archivist. Staff and volunteer research assistants facilitate research on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 11:00 to 5:00 or by special appointment.