Research Requests and Fees

Using the library’s collection, staff perform city directory, obituary, cemetery record and other basic local history searches for a fee of $5.00 per half hour (30 minutes), not to exceed two hours. This fee includes a maximum of five (5) photocopies, the sixth (6th) and succeeding photocopies are charged at $1.00 per page.

To request a search, please provide the individual’s name(s), detailed subject information you are requesting, applicable date ranges, along with $5.00 payment to the library (1409 11th Street, Peru, Illinois 61354). For time over the first half hour, the library include a bill. For more information, please call (815) 223-0229 or email perulibrary@perulibrary.org.