Indiana Room Services
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New Indiana Room hours, effective January 2, 2013:
Anderson Public Library's Indiana Room is dedicated to the study of local history and genealogy. The Indiana Room collection includes a variety of research items for genealogists and historians such as census indexes, newspapers on microfilm, volumes on other counties, states and countries, and online databases.
There are more than 13,800 books in the Indiana Room, including the following:
- Anderson City Directories, 1876-present
- Anderson Phone Directories, 1917-present
- Madison County Death Records Indexes, 1882-1941
- Madison County Obituary Notices, with index, 1850-1918; 1921-1967; with index, 1968-2011
- Madison County Birth Records Indexes, 1882 - 1930
- Local High School and College Yearbooks
- Indiana History Books
- Books by Indiana Authors
Other resources in the Indiana Room Collection include:
Indiana Room staff are happy to answer your local history and family history questions via our online submission form. Click here to contact us. Simply send your local or family history question to us.
If you have a general reference question to ask, please direct these requests to Information Services.
Interlibrary Loan systems allow library customers to access materials from across the state and nation. Indiana Room staff can assist customers in borrowing the following:
- Newspaper microfilm for Indiana is available at no charge, with a maximum of five rolls per transaction.
- Newspapers from other states may be available, but costs may be associated.
Use the library catalog to access The Herald Bulletin newspaper index and search for names of people and places in Madison County. You can use the information to locate specific articles on microfilm.
Material Loan Policy
Materials in the Indiana Room operate under a different set of guidelines than materials found throughout the library. Because the Indiana Room is a research collection, most of its items do not circulate. Duplicate copies of some items can be circulated for a four-week time period to customers with Anderson Public Library cards.
This printable chart is provided as a service to you. It is a good way to get started in recording your family history.
Indiana Room Volunteers
In creating local history resources and indexes, volunteer help is often needed and appreciated. Past projects included the cemetery and obituary indexes. Volunteers should have keyboarding skills and have some computer experience. Interested persons should contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 765-641-2456 or by clicking here.