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Indiana State Library

315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 * (866) 683-0008
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NOTICE: The Indiana State Library will be closed Thursday, 11-26, 2015 thru Sunday, 11-29-2015 in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Indiana State Library

Serving Indiana residents, leading and supporting the library community, preserving Indiana history

The Indiana State Library (ISL) has served the citizens of Indiana since 1825. The ISL is just a few steps away from the Indiana Statehouse and open to the public for a variety of needs including but not limited to; genealogy, Indiana history, preservation, rare books and manuscripts, reference and government services, Talking Books and Braille library, as well as the State Data Center. It also serves as a free facility for meetings and special events available to state agencies and the community (some fees apply to non-agency events).

The magnificent limestone building housing the Indiana State Library and the Indiana Historical Bureau was dedicated in 1934. Within the building are beautiful stained glass windows, colorful murals, walnut-paneled walls, brass accents, and wood carvings. The building is a showcase in itself, an incredible example of early 1930s American architecture constructed with Indiana limestone, sandstone, and walnut.

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