The Indiana Collection holds one of the broadest collections of material about the State of Indiana and its people, places and events. The collection contains books, pamphlets, maps, directories, yearbooks, government documents, and newspapers.
The staff of the Indiana Collection is here to assist navigating the resources to help you find what you are looking for. Contact us by phone 317-232-3670 or use the Ask A Librarian email or chat service.
More information about our most popular collections
Collection guides – the following guides may be used to explore the holdings in our collections
- City Directories Guide
- County Histories Guide
- County Maps, Atlases, and Plat books Guide
- Indiana Government Documents, quick guide to locating State Docs
- Local Phone Books
- Subject Guides to Indiana Collection Materials
- Yearbook Collection Guide
Research tools – the following tools may be used to give a boost to your research
- Biography Index List of Sources
- Clippings File subject headings
- Digitized Indiana Newspapers
- Indiana Children’s Authors and Illustrators
- Indiana Government Officials
- Manuscripts Catalog
- Online Resources and Databases – many more online tools and databases, such as Legacy and subscription databases available at the Indiana State Library
- Unaffiliated Researchers for Hire
For digital collections, indexes, and other online tools visit the Online Resources page
317-232-3670 Reference Desk
Hours: The Indiana Collection is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., see this page for Saturday hours, closed on Sundays.
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