Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)




The Hudson Library & Historical Society identifies, preserves, and makes available records that document the founding, history, and ongoing activities and functions of Hudson, Ohio. See the About Us page for more information.

At this time, appointments are required. See the visiting page for more information.


Archives staff are available to assist researchers on using and accessing the historical society collections. Due to the high volume of requests and limited staff availability, staff is unable to perform in-depth research. Please contact us for more information about your research request.

Requests to tour the room require an appointment. Contact us for more information.

See the Digital Collection page for a selection of digital material available online. If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact us for more information.

Researchers must abide by all applicable copyright laws and restrictions.

In most cases, researchers must obtain advance permission from the library to publish and/or quote from any archival material in our holdings. 

At this time, all material in the archives room and vault is non-circulating. Researchers may review the material in the archives room by appointment. Some genealogy books may be used on the second floor. Staff may be able to make limited photocopies of materials.


See the genealogy databases page for a list of available genealogy resources.


The Hudson Library & Historical Society has specific collecting criteria (see the donating page more information). If you feel that your material meets this criteria, contact us. Staff cannot accept donations without prior authorization from the archivist.

Contact us for more information. We are in the process of putting together a preservation resources page for more information and guidance on preserving historical materials. Check back for more details.

No staff member, volunteer or board member shall offer appraisals of the monetary value of archival materials or objects to donors. To find an appraiser, you can consult the membership directories of the American Society of Appraisers, International Society of Appraisers or Appraisers Association of America.