Local History Research Requests


Thank you for your interest in Rockford Public Library’s Local History research request service. Before submitting your research request, please review the following:

·        Requests may be submitted through either this form or postal mail using the contact information below.  To streamline the request process, please record relevant information.

·        Please make sure your request is as specific as possible. You will be notified if your request is too general or beyond the scope of our service.  This service is limited to resources available at Rockford Public Library.

·        Please submit a maximum of 3 (three) research request forms per week.

·        There is a prepaid fee of $15.00 per hour (or a portion there of) for all research requests. 

You can then either mail a check for $15 to the:
Rockford Public Library
Hart Interim Library, 214 N. Church St.
Rockford, IL 61101
Attn: Local History & Genealogy Room

or pay online with:

Digital Request:

Postal Mail Request:

Paper Request Form

Local History
Rockford Public Library
214 North Church
Rockford, IL 61101