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Indiana State Library

Library > Collections > Reference & Government Services Reference & Government Services

The Reference & Government Services Collection covers a wide range of activities and services. Its staff maintain the general printed collections of the library as well as the Federal  Depository Library Program, oversee circulation and interlibrary loan of Indiana State Library materials, and coordinate the Indiana State Data Center. 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. Areas of particular strength include:

  • 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.

General Research Guides

Contact Reference & Government Services

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

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

REF KBH 6/17/2015