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Indiana State Library

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The Reference & Government Services covers a wide range of activities and services. Its staff maintains the general printed collections of the library and is the Regional Library for Indiana in the Federal Depository Library Program, providing no-fee public access to government information materials. The division includes the Indiana State Data Center, providing Census as well as other federal and state statistics on such topics as demographics and economics. The Reference & Government Services Collection maintains an extensive collection of non-fiction books for use by legislators, state officials, state employees, libraries, and Indiana residents.

  • American history
  • Politics and government
  • Education
  • Public policy and public management
  • Environment
  • Statistics (Global, national, state, and local Statistics by Topic

The Reference & Government Services Collection serves legislators, state employees, businesses, scholars, students, family historians, and those looking for information possibly not available from their local public library. Patrons may visit the Indiana State Library to research their topic or direct questions to the Reference & Government Services Collection staff by phone (866-683-0008) or e-mail. The State Library also has complete listing of Online Reference Resource & Databases that will aid patron's research from a home, work, or school computer.


Contact Information

317-232-3678 Reference Desk
866-683-0008 (toll free)

Hours: The Reference & Government Services Collection is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed on Sundays.

REF MC 1/25/2016