Group visits to the SAR Library are welcomed and encouraged. Individuals
planning a research trip to the Library may wish to check with local, state or
national genealogical societies about participation in possible group visits to
When planning your group's visit please read through the basic guidelines presented
Visits by groups of over 5 people should call the SAR Library
before arrival. Please provide your name and telephone number or that
of the group's leader as a contact in the event we need to call someone.
Schedule your group's visit as far in advance as possible.
Remember that weather conditions and holidays in your area
may not be the same as in Louisville (example: Kentucky Derby - 1st Saturday in
The NSSAR observes most federal government holidays.
Give yourself plenty of time to adjust schedules.
Please let the Library know what time you expect to arrive.
The staff will give an orientation to the Library, if the group requests one,
when all group members are present.
The best days for group visits are Tuesdays through Thursdays,
but Mondays and Friday can be scheduled.
The entrance fee for non-members is $5.00 per day.
For individuals who are DAR, SR, SAR members, SAR Spouse, LGS (Louisville Genealogical
Society) member, or FOL (Friends Of the Library) members there is no charge.
If you have a large group, it is helpful for the person leading
the group to collect the entrance fees from non-SAR members prior to arrival.
Present the collected fees to the Library staff member at the reference desk.
A check for the total is also acceptable, made payable to "Treasurer General, NSSAR."
The NSSAR Library reserves the right to screen all visitors
for security purposes and refuse entry if deemed necessary. Bags,
packages and briefcases can be subject to inspection on entering and leaving the
We do ask that everyone sign-in at the Library's register
for statistical reasons.
Should your plans change and you need either to reschedule
your visit or cancel it please let us know.
The Library can provide your group with pamphlets and other
information sheets in advance to help prepare for your visit. Please
state the number of copies you will need, and we will gladly send the appropriate
material in advance for distribution to your group.