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Indiana State Library

Indiana State Library

RARE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

The Rare Books & Manuscripts Division includes over 3 million manuscripts; 4,500 collections, ranging from the early 15th century to present day. Among the collection's strengths are Civil War-era letters and diaries, family papers, and the records of many political figures from the Hoosier state.

We provide reference services, instructional sessions, scanning and photocopying services, finding aids, and a variety of digital resources. For more information about viewing Rare Books and Manuscripts material, please refer to our Rules Governing the Use of Manuscripts.

Resources & Services

Contact Information

317-232-3671 Reference Desk
317-232-3728 Fax

Hours: The Rare Books & Manuscripts Collection is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed on Sundays.

MA BF 8-23-2016