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Both the building and the collections of the Indiana State Library are well worth seeing. To learn more about the Indiana State Library, select one of the following:

To arrange for your class, organization, department, or group to tour the Indiana State Library, please call the library at 317-232-3675, or our IN-Watts line at 1-800-622-4970. Tours may take place Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., but must be arranged at least two weeks in advance.

Tours for Family Historians

Attend a free orientation tour to learn where the genealogical tools you need are located. Learn what resources the Indiana State Library holds for genealogists, and where to find them in the newly-renovated building.

This tour will show you where to find family histories, city directories, county records, census microfilm, Indiana newspapers, genealogy periodicals, manuscripts, and more. Learn where the pamphlets are located, which computers can be used with the extensive CD collection, and where various indexes can be found. The tour includes all public areas on the first and second floors of the Indiana State Library and Historical Building.

This is NOT a how-to-research session. Instead, this is your opportunity to have an in-depth tour of the facility's genealogical holdings.

All tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. Each tour will last approximately one and one-half hours, and is limited to 15 attendees. Pre-registration is required by calling 317-232-3675.

Upcoming Family History Orientation Tours:

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Tuesday, November 6, 2014
Thursday, November 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 4, 2014
Thursday, December 16, 2014

The Indiana State Library will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities.