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Services for the Public

While ISL Preservation cannot provide treatment, appraisals, or authentication for private citizens, we are able to answer brief conservation and preservation related questions by email. Please contact our conservator if you have any questions.

To find out where you can find an appraiser, conservator in private practice, archival quality supplies, or specialists in disaster recovery or remediation, please see our Preservation Resources List.


As part of our public outreach efforts, the department occasionally offers public talks and workshops that are free to attend. Please see the ISL Events Calendar for the most up to date information.

Help Save our Hoosier Heritage

If you would like to contribute to the preservation of Hoosier heritage at the Indiana State Library, please consider volunteering your time or making a donation.

  • Volunteer at ISL Preservation – For those who can volunteer for at least one three-hour shift per week. Contact ISL Preservation for more information.
  • Make a charitable gift to the Indiana State Library Foundation – For those who might not have time available, but would still like to show support for Hoosier heritage at the ISL, please contact the ISLF and ask how you can make a charitable gift towards the ISL Preservation Department.

CO RS 10-9-2013