Library Services and Charges
The Library is open to members of the public, as well as to members of the Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society, for research during Library opening hours when Library staff will be available to assist. Members of the Society are allowed to borrow books (excluding those designated as for reference only.)
We welcome donations to help with the costs of running the Library, including the funding of new acquisitions and the conservation of existing items.
To ensure that items from the Library collection will be available it is advisable to contact us before visiting. Making an appointment will allow us to have material ready for you. Please contact us by email (email@example.com), phone (01947 602908) or by post at Library and Archive, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby, YO21 1RE.
Library staff will carry out thirty minutes of research free of charge if required, and this should be arranged in advance. Please note that any further research will be liable to a charge that must be paid before any more work is carried out.
We are able to photocopy, photograph and digitally scan documents. Any copying will be carried out in accordance with Copyright law, and is subject to completion of a Copyright declaration form.
Post 1900 items (books, maps, wills, pamphlets, journal articles, etc. ) A4 - 20 p per page A3 - 40 p per page Pre 1900 items (books, maps, wills, pamphlets, journal articles, etc.) A4 - 40 p per page A3 - 80 p per page Oversize items (i.e. larger than A3) difficult to photocopy (maps, wills, deeds, etc.) in addition to the charge per sheet detailed above £10.00 per hour pro rata e.g. 5 min - £0.75 10 min - £1.50 15 min - £2.25
Colour photocopying is available, for which there will be an extra charge and will be agreed in advance.
Photographing and scanning
Photographing and scanning of documents will be carried out by Library staff with staff time being charged at the same hourly rate detailed above (£10.00 per hour pro rata). There will also be a charge for any printing of scanned and photographed documents, as detailed above for photocopying. Any printing in colour will be charged extra and will be agreed in advance. Scanned images can be emailed, or saved to a CD and posted.
Research carried out by Library Staff £10 per hour After the first hour time is charged in 1/2 hourly intervals at £ 5 per 1/2 hour There is a minimum charge of £10 for research
The research fee covers the time spent on the search and not the results. We cannot guarantee that the information requested will be found.
Postage & Packing
UK We use 2nd class unless otherwise specified and charge at cost plus packing
Overseas postage is estimated at cost plus packaging and posting
All charges must be pre-paid for postal/email/telephone research requests.
Please make any (sterling only) cheques payable to Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society.