Book It: Lilly Library Reading Room open by appointment only

How to book your appointment

  • Step one: Locate the materials you need in IUCAT or Archives Online and follow the standard request procedure.
  • Step two: Send an email to liblilly [at] or use our Ask a question page to schedule an appointment.

The Lilly Library will close for renovation on December 6, 2019. Some services and access, including a temporary Reading Room, will be provided on the 10th floor of the Wells Library.

Please note, the Lilly Library cannot provide reference or digitization services November 6, 2019 through January 13, 2020.

Learn more about our renovation, including a current list of FAQs on our Renovation News page and a list of collections closed during the renovation.

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We have millions of resources. Many are not yet digitized.

If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for, contact us or schedule a visit.

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Helpful finding aids like our manuscripts index, card catalog, and special card files are not online. We can help you navigate these resources.

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We can make PDFs, digital images, and other reproductions of Lilly Library materials to meet your needs. Fees help us pay for this service.

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If you plan to use Lilly Library materials in a book, article, or other publication, we ask that you fill out our Permission to Publish form. We do not own reproduction rights to most of the material in the collection, so you may also need to secure permission from copyright holders.

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