About Us - Heritage Room Request Policy

The Elizabeth T. Wiggins Heritage Room currently accepts genealogical/research requests. Requests may take extended amounts of time to complete, and the genealogist will notify the patron if the request will take over 30 days to complete.

Requests can be sent to genealogy@carlelliottlibrary.org or by calling at 205-221-2584.

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 12 pm, 2 pm - 5 pm; Friday: 9 am - 12 pm, 2 pm - 4:30 pm

Request pricing is determined by the size and scope of the request and includes the cost of materials and a research fee. The prices are split every five pages, and typically are as follows*:

1 - 5 pages: $2.00
6 - 10 pages: $5.00
11 - 15 pages: $8.00
16 - 20 pages: $10.00

If a request is larger than 20 pages, the price will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and the research fee will start at $12.00 (not including the cost of materials).

Requested information may include microfilm, vertical files, census records, and books

  • Per copyright regulations, we can only copy 20% of a book. Patrons may not request additional portions of a book on return visits, and a log will be kept showing what book scans have been requested by each patron.

*Prices are subject to change. See the genealogist for more details.