1. Bibles and Religion

    Find a wealth of Bibles and religious materials, including early Bibles printed in Greek, in English and in America, or explore the more than 30,000 items in the Mendel Collection at the Lilly Library.
    Type: Research Guide
    Location:
    Lilly Library
  2. Children's Literature

    The Lilly Library’s collection of children’s literature spans centuries and continents, and represents the most notable authors of some of the best-loved works in the genre.
    Type: Research Guide
    Location:
    Lilly Library
  3. American History

    From the times of Columbus, through the revolution and other wars, and including mid-century key political figures, the American History collection at the Lilly Library offers materials critical to academic research and intriguing to amateur historians.
    Type: Research Guide
    Location:
    Lilly Library
  4. Mechanical Puzzles

    Explore thousands of mechanical puzzles, from the Rubik's cube to impossible objects, and more.
    Type: Collection
    Location:
    Lilly Library
  5. Medicine and Science

    Works from biology, genetics, chemistry, mathematics, and physics illustrate the history of science. Explore a 1628 description of blood circulation, first editions by Copernicus and Newton, or twentieth-century work on genetic mutation.
    Type: Research Guide
    Location:
    Lilly Library
  6. Indiana History

    Indiana history materials at the Lilly Library offer many paths for the curious Hoosier, from printed accounts of early visitors to Indiana to letters written by Indiana soldiers during the Civil War to photographs of daily life in the 1920's.
    Type: Research Guide
    Location:
    Lilly Library
  7. Kurt Vonnegut

    Learn more about Vonnegut manuscripts and books at the Lilly Library.
    Type: Collection
    Location:
    Lilly Library
  8. Sylvia Plath

    Learn more about the manuscripts of poet Sylvia Plath at the Lilly Library.
    Type: Collection
    Location:
    Lilly Library
  9. Upton Sinclair

    Learn more about the manuscripts and books related to Upton Sinclair in the Lilly Library.
    Type: Collection
    Location:
    Lilly Library
  10. American Literature

    The Lilly Library’s collections of American authors are a principal strength, including notable authors in several genres represented in books, correspondence and manuscripts.
    Type: Research Guide
    Location:
    Lilly Library
  11. Wonder and the Natural World

    An exhibition of books devoted to describing, understanding, and honoring the wondrous.
    Type: Exhibition

    Location:

    • Lilly Library
  12. Mediaevalia 2014

    March 24th, 2014
    The Lilly Library will host Mediaevalia 2014, the yearly event for all friends of things medieval, of calligraphy, gilded initials, precious manuscripts, early prints, and other highlights of the history...
    Type: News

    Location:

    • Lilly Library
  13. On Exhibition at the Lilly: Visualizing Disease

    October 1st, 2013
    “Visualizing Disease,” an exhibition of pathological illustrations from the 16th century to the mid-19th century on display now at the Lilly Library is believed to be the first of its...
    Type: News

    Location:

    • Lilly Library
  14. Lilly Library acquires papers of author J. Greg Perkins

    October 23rd, 2015
    It is with pleasure that The Lilly Library announces the recent acquisition of the papers and manuscripts of author, J. Greg Perkins. Mr. Perkins' generous donation documents the creative processes...
    Type: News

    Location:

    • Lilly Library

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