Have you visited the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division lately? If not, you’ll want to see our beautiful, new reading room located on the 2nd floor. When you arrive, check in with the Circulation, Reference, or Indiana Desk to call for staff from the Division. We’ll be sure to help you navigate our research tools and answer any specific questions.
While you’re here, be sure to utilize our new DaVinci HD Desktop Magnifier, too. This document camera has the ability to zoom in/out and create contrast to analog material, digitally. The Indiana State Library is the only reading room in Indiana to have this equipment available to patrons.
Don’t worry; the card catalogs are still available for your perusal. In fact, we continue to update them on a daily basis. We’ve also added a set of the library’s original benches by our printed finding aids. We hope you love them as much as we do!
If you can’t make it in, we have detailed instructions available at your fingertips. Please visit our “Research Tools” page, here: http://www.in.gov/library/5100.htm.
This blog post was written by Bethany Fiechter, Rare Books and Manuscripts Supervisor, Indiana State Library. For more information, contact the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division at (317) 232-3671 or “Ask-A-Librarian” at http://www.in.gov/library/ask.htm.