Do you have a question about our local history, about your house or your family? The Los Altos History Museum has many resources that can help you find answers. For general research inquiries and to set up an appointment, please call 650.948.9427 x16 or email Research requests are processed in the order they are received and may take up to four weeks to process. The Museum’s resources are available for research appointments Monday through Friday. For a list of newspaper resources, click here.

Image Requests

The Los Altos History Museum archives contain thousands of images held in trust for the community. The collection is owned by the City of Los Altos and managed by the Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum. Many images, but not all, are available for use. To request use of an image from the collection, for image use fees and processing times, please email Collections staff at or call 650.948.9427 x16.