Local History Materials Survey

We would appreciate having more information about your library’s Local History Materials. The results of this survey will be studied by the MHLS Central Library / Collection Development Advisory Committee, and will be posted on the MHLS web site to facilitate resource sharing.

NOTE: If your local history materials are grouped in separate collections, please submit one form for each collection.


Please complete this form. Click on Submit, at bottom, when ready to send.


Library name:

Person responding to the survey:

1. Description of materials

2. Approximate number of items in this collection:

3. Are the materials restricted to in-library use or are they available for circulation?

In-library use only
Circulating only

4. How much of the collection is linked?

about 1/4 of the collection
about 1/2 of the collection
about 3/4 of the collection

5. How are the materials accessed? (check all that apply)

Open stacks
Only during specific hours
By appointment
With staff supervision