Welcome to the Indiana State Library’s blog. Intended to serve as an online service for the people of Indiana and beyond, posts in this blog will cover a wide range of topics from in-depth articles on items in the collection to services that the Indiana State Library provides to patrons. Click here for an overview of the services provided by the Indiana State Library.

Those with suggestions on topics that they would like to see covered in this blog are encouraged to contact the library via email.

The Indiana State Library was established in 1825 to provide library services to Indiana’s state governmental officials and employees. Since that time, the responsibilities of the State Library have expanded to provide services to all citizens of Indiana. Just as the Library of Congress serves as the historical repository for the nation, the Indiana State Library is responsible for collecting and preserving all types of information and data about the state of Indiana.

Everyone is welcome to visit the State Library. The library’s professional staff is available to assist with research questions, offer expertise on a variety of subject matters-  including genealogy – and provide general guidance and information about materials in the library’s collections.

The Indiana State Library Foundation acknowledges the great importance of gifts and donations to the State Library’s operations and to its future development. The Foundation gratefully accepts gifts and contributions for the development of State Library collections, programs and services. Modest gifts are much appreciated, as are bequests, endowments and larger contributions.