The Sharlot Hall Museum Library & Archives is a full-service Research Center. The Center provides a variety of resources and archival materials for patrons’ and researchers’ use as they investigate, examine and study the various topics concerning Prescott, the surrounding communities, Yavapai County and the Arizona Central Highlands area. The Museum was established in 1928, and, in essence, the archives, too. Hence, we have a variety of materials in the collections that reach back into Arizona’s Territorial era right up to the present.
Our reference desk staff and volunteers welcome patrons’ queries and will assist all on their path of inquiry and research. Although staff cannot do the actual research, they are always ready to direct one to a beneficial resource. Unfortunately, due to limited staff and time, it is not possible to conduct research for patrons. When you visit the Library & Archives facility, basic computer literacy is recommended, as many items can be found only via the Research Center’s website. Also, it is suggested patrons make a research appointment whenever possible.