Research Appointments

Materials, with some exceptions, are accessible from the Whittier History Room during normal library hours.

Appointments are necessary if you require materials that may not be removed from the Whittier History Room, or need research assistance from the Local History Librarian.

Common research requests include information on the history of a home, help with genealogical research, and information on topics of local interest. Items commonly requested include city directories, yearbooks, vertical files on buildings and notable people, and books from the Whittier History, Whittier Hills, and Californiana book collections.

You may submit your request by email to

To support the Whittier History Room, please see links here.