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A few things to keep in mind:

  • In person visits are currently not available due to COVID-19. Please use this form to ask about remote reference services.
  • Please be aware that it may take up to a month to receive a response to your query. We will do our best to answer messages in the order in which they are received.
  • Due to space constraints in our temporary location, our ability to fill large orders is limited. We are not able to process orders that span a large number of boxes. Limits are described on our Reproductions page.
  • Some collections are closed during the renovation. Public Services staff can help you identify which collections are unavailable.
  • Our staff can answer only questions about collections at the Lilly Library.
  • If you are researching the value of books, please consult "Your Old Books," a guide from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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