Member Institutions

Indiana State Library (Host)

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The first official mention of a state library for Indiana is made in the Journal of the Constitutional Convention, when on June 28, 1816, the following resolution was adopted: "That it be recommended to the general assembly of the state of Indiana, to appropriate the money voluntarily given by the citizens of Harrison county to the state, to the purchase of books for a library for the use of the legislature and other officers of government; and that the said general assembly will, from time to time, make such appropriations for the increase of said library, as they may deem necessary.".

Indiana State Library

Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University [Host]

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The Cunningham Memorial Library collections include more than 1.3 million items. Undergraduate students may check out most materials for a three-week loan period, using their student ID. The library is part of the Library Consortium of Vigo County. Through a search engine called Fusion, students may search through 400,000 records found in the library catalogs for the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and the Vigo County Public Library.More than 110 full-time service computers are available throughout the library. Nine computers are equipped with scanners and one computer has ZoomText capabilities that enlarges print and screen and reads aloud for the visually challenged. New furniture, computer hardware, and software enable groups of students to collaborate electronically.

Cunningham Memorial Library

American Legion Auxiliary

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American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. With a membership of nearly 800,000, local American Legion Auxiliary units have a strong presence in more than 9,000 communities nationwide. The American Legion Auxiliary’s mission to serve veterans, the military and their families is carried out through its hundreds of outreach programs delivered by its members, volunteers and national headquarters. The American Legion Auxiliary's national headquarters is located in Indianapolis.The American Legion Auxiliary is responsible for programs including, but not limited to: ALA Girls State, ALA Girls Nation, Poppy, educational scholarships and is a national co-sponsor of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. The American Legion Auxiliary provides volunteer assistance at Department of Veterans Affairs VA hospitals and clinics..

American Legion Auxiliary

Butler University Libraries

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Butler University is a private university in Indianapolis, Indiana. Founded in 1855 and named after founder Ovid Butler, the university has over 60 major academic fields of study in six colleges: College of Business, College of Communication, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Jordan College of the Arts. It comprises a 295-acre (119 ha) campus located approximately five miles (8.0 km) from downtown Indianapolis..

Butler University Libraries

DePauw University Libraries

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DePauw has three libraries: Roy O. West Library (main library), Prevo Science Library (located in the Julian Science Center, named for alumni Percy Julian), and Music Library (located in the Green Center for Performing Arts). Library holdings include approximately 350,000 books; 22,000 videos; 1,000 print periodical titles; access to over 20,000 electronic titles; 450,000 government documents; newspapers; and online databases.

DePauw University Libraries

Knox County Public Library

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Established in 1889 on the second floor of Vincennes City Hall, this library has played a major role in the community’s educational and cultural development. With funding from philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, the Collegiate Gothic style library building was dedicated in 1919. A modern addition was dedicated in 1976 and it became the Knox County Public Library in 1978. The library’s mission is to meet the informational, educational and cultural needs of the community.As defined by Indiana Code 4-23-7.1-11, the Knox County Public Library, serving a population of 33,924, is a Class B library..

Knox County Public Library

Lebanon Public Library

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The Lebanon Public Library is a department of the City of Lebanon and is located at 55 Academy Street.The library collection includes more than 104,000 physical and digital items, with books (including e-books and audio books), reference materials, music CD's, videos, and a wide range of online resources, as well. We offer public access computers for adults and children, free WiFi, programs for all ages, and an inviting place to read, study, or work. All library programs and in-library access to resources are free of charge.The Lebanon Public Library is funded entirely though City of Lebanon property taxes. Those living outside the city limits pay no taxes to support the library, but they may get a library card for a fee in order to borrow materials and have remote access to online resources..

Lebanon Public Library

PALNI

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The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) is a 501(c)(3) owned by the twenty-two supported private academic institutions. The founding concept of PALNI is to collaborate to enhance teaching and learning through optimizing library resources and services. The academic landscape is growing more difficult with escalating financial pressures yet colleges and universities must provide excellent services and resources. The PALNI solution is to collaborate not only with other private academic institutions in Indiana, but also to partner with other groups and consortia to reduce costs and compete academically through innovative services. As the internet and information services landscape has changed, so have PALNI systems and services at the strategic direction of all twenty-three library deans and directors who sit on the PALNI board. PALNI has expanded beyond providing a resource management system to sharing expertise in many areas including strategic planning, reference, information fluency, outreach, data management and configuration, and has identified greater collaboration in acquisitions as a key goal.

PALNI

Rockville Public Library

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The library originated with the Current Literature Club (History). At the meeting of the Current Literature Club of Rockville January 13, 1913 at the home of the president Mrs. Frank Stevenson a movement was started to supply Rockville with a public library (Historical).According to the Indiana State Library law the following board was appointed: Judge Aikman appointed Mrs. C. L Sherrill, Mrs. E.S Brubeck, and Judge Howard Maxwell. The town appointed: Miss Nellie White and William Ferguson. The school board appointed: Rev W.B Chancellor and Miss Mary Kirkpatrick. Miss Kirkpatrick was elected president. William Ferguson, vice president and Miss Nellie White, secretary, at the first meeting of the board, Wednesday, April 30, 1913. The library service was extended to Adams Township and the township met all necessary legal requirements. L.B Humphries trustee, by virtue of his office, was added to the library board. Percy Seybold was appointed as the other township board (Historical)..

Rockville Public Library

Logan Library, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

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Top National Rankings It's true Rose-Hulman has been ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report among institutions whose highest degree in engineering is the master's. With 99% placement, the school is ranked in the Payscale top 10 for starting salaries. Rose-Hulman is recognized with many more national accolades.Rose-Hulman is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and other engineering and science bodies. Here's our full listing of accreditations.Think it's all textbooks and test tubes at Rose-Hulman? Not so. You may be surprised to learn about all the artwork and cultural opportunities on campus..

Logan Library, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

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The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia. The Sisters of Providence collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy.Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840.

Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

Sullivan County Public Library

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The Sullivan County Public Library serves residents of Sullivan and Sullivan County, Indiana. A public library, it has been in operation since 1905. In 1899, the "Woman's Club" began a drive to establish a Carnegie library in the city of Sullivan, Indiana. It was officially completed in January 1905, with a cost of $10,000, and was then open to the public. It is a two-story, Bedford limestone structure, complete with a dome. There have been several different changes to the library throughout the years, which has included a new addition to the structure in 1994, which also included an elevator. In the late 1960's and the early 1970's, the Merom, Shelburn, Farmersburg, Dugger, and Carlisle libraries merged with the Sullivan Library, and became a part of the Sullivan County Public Library system..

Sullivan County Public Library

Vigo County Historical Society

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The Vigo County Historical Society was formed in 1922. Members of the Society were people with a strong interest in the history of the area and its development. From 1922 until 1957 the Society had no permanent headquarters. Though it did collect artifacts and historical documents, it housed them in various locations throughout Terre Haute. In 1957 the Society, using a donation from the Hulman Foundation and donations from the general public, purchased the Sage mansion at 1411 South Sixth Street. The beautiful Victorian Italianate home became the headquarters for the Historical Society and the county's first Historical Museum. It opened to the public in May of 1958 with three rooms of displays. The museum has grown from its original three rooms to 18 rooms of exhibits. The Society also operates and maintains the Paul Dresser Birthplace located in Fairbanks Park. The Historical Museum is open to the public from 1pm to 4pm daily except Mondays and major holidays. There is no admission charge. The Museum is closed during the month of January. The Historical Society does not limit itself strictly to the museum, but offers a wide variety of programs and activities. With a strong belief that history can be both interesting and entertaining, volunteers for the Society's many events work hard to make programs enjoyable and informative.

Vigo County Historical Society

Vigo County Public Library

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The Vigo County Public Library serves residents of Terre Haute and Vigo County, Indiana. A tax-payer funded public library, it has been in operation since 1882, when the existing library was purchased by local school trustees from the Terre Haute Library Association. Prior to this, there were multiple libraries in the Terre Haute area operated by various township and private organizations. When a state law in 1881 connected the establishment of free public libraries to common schools in cities with more than ten thousand residents, the Terre Haute Board of School Trustees organized the current set-up. In 1906, the library was moved to a new building and named the Emeline Fairbanks Memorial Library. A West Branch was opened in 1961. The current main branch held its grand opening in 1979. Library cards are free to those who live or own property in Vigo County. In addition to standard public library services, the library offers interlibrary loan and downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, videos, music, and magazines.

Vigo County Public Library