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Welcome to the Lilly Library
The Lilly Library is the principal rare books, manuscripts, and special collections repository of Indiana University, serving as a resource for scholars throughout the world as well as a center of cultural enrichment. The Library is open to anyone interested in its collections.
Please note that the galleries and Reading Room observe different opening times. See "All Hours" for details.
This exhibition elaborates on the Hoosier spirit of radicalism, embodied for Kurt Vonnegut by the life and writings of Powers Hapgood and Eugene V. Debs through the lens of the Lilly Library’s collections.
This exhibition recognizes the life and achievements of Richard G. Lugar, the longest-serving United States Senator in Indiana history.
Display of items celebrating the lives of two women whose collections are now part of the Lilly Library.
Online exhibition exploring the history and literature of Portuguese-speaking peoples around the world.
Online exhibition exploring Walt Whitman materials at the Lilly Library.
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By Allie Hitchcock, recent Indiana University graduate Indiana University undergraduate students Allie Hitchcock and Sara Miller began their research on Samuel McClure and McClure…
Years ago, when the IU Bloomington Libraries first started using Encoded Archival Description (EAD) to describe archival and manuscript collections, staff at the Lilly Library…
By Ava Dickerson, Lilly Library Manuscripts Archivist Known for his 1981 film Excalibur–a retelling of the legend of King Arthur starring Helen Mirren, Nigel Terry, Liam Neeson,…
By Doug Sanders, Paper Conservator, IU Libraries Preservation The Paper Conservation unit of the IU Libraries E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab recently treated a series of…
By Miranda Wojciechowski Miranda Wojciechowski is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English at Indiana University. She recently curated an online exhibition on Isabel de Giberne…