Research Requests and Reproduction Services

The Bishop Farrell Library & Archives documents the rich heritage of the Diocese of Hamilton. Our records present a history of the Catholic church in Ontario and an account of the people in the region. We are honoured to share these histories with our Diocesan communities, academic researchers, lay historians, genealogists, and all those interested in the life and faith of the Diocese of Hamilton.  

Archives staff are available to assist with research and reproduction services. All requests must be received in writing and are subject to approval by the Chancellor. Please contact the Bishop Farrell Library & Archives at: or by phone at 905-528-7988 ext. 2270. 

Please see the following Research Request Forms for more details: 

Archives Access Request Form


Archives Research Regulations


Archives Reproduction Request Form


Archives Request to Publish Form


Research and reproduction services for non-diocesan personnel are charged at the following rates:

First hour of service:  FREE

Each additional hour of service:  $25 / hour 

Payment can be made online at:  Archives Online Payment 

Please note: Do not pay for services until you have received written approval from Bishop Farrell Library & Archives staff.