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Helpful finding aids like our manuscripts index, card catalog, and special card files are not online. Contact us for help using these resources.

Card catalog
The card catalog provides author, title, and subject access to books not yet listed online in IUCAT. Located in the Lilly Library Reading Room.

Manuscripts index
This card file provides detailed name and subject indexing for approximately 20% of the Library's manuscript collections.Located in the Lilly Library Reading Room.

Special card files
A chronological file, shelf-list, and special files for provenance, association, printers and presses, book bindings and binders and uncataloged maps and prints are available.

Lilly Library Publications

You might also want to look at Lilly Library publications. They can be a great introduction to specific topics.

Books with helpful information about Lilly Library collections.

Exhibition catalogues
Exhibition catalogues can be great introductions to particular research areas. You can read many of our catalogues online, but printed copies are also available.

Indiana University Bookman
Published irregularly from 1956 through 1988, many issues of this journal function as a guide to particular Library collections.

Annual reports and newsletters
Annual reports and newsletters document the history of the Library and its collections.

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