Services and Fees
of most archival material in the collection are available. The Summerland
Museum’s archives can provide one copy of material in our holdings for research
and private study when no restrictions apply. However, any further copying or
use of the material (for example publication) is subject to the restrictions
imposed by the Copyright Act.
Because of the unique nature of the records we do
not allow researchers to do their own reproductions from original
documents. Staff will do this copying on your behalf.
Be aware that some records may not be immediately available for
your use. Access to records may be restricted for the following reasons:
- Personal Information Protection
Act of British Columbia.
- Restrictions placed on a
collection by the donor.
- The records are too
fragile or damaged to be handled or copied.
no circumstances will original archival records be removed from the museum’s
Distance Research Requests
for information will be answered free of charge for the first 20 minutes of
research time. A charge of $25.00 per hour will apply for time spent in excess
of 20 minutes. Requests for information will be responded to as quickly as
staff time permits.
Please allow 14 to 21 days response time.
research for commercial clients are $75 for the first 90 minutes and $35
for every additional hour for the use of our archival resources plus any
charges incurred through photocopying or image reproduction.
** Museum Members may do their own
unlimited research free of charge with assistance by the Staff. **
Yearly Membership fees are as follows:
- $10.00 (annually, valid for 12 months from payment date)
Life Membership - $100
Patron - $50
or Corporate - $100
Platinum - $500
(Official tax receipts for any donation or membership $25 and over)
rates vary depending on the type of reproduction requested. Services we provide
include color and black & white photocopies, high quality photo printing,
digital copies of photographs, as well as corporate advertising and
inquire for more details, or for an estimate on a specific request.