Information Services

What Information Services is:

  • Located in the Clarence Brown Research Center in the lower level of the library
  • A source for history, genealogy, and reference information and materials
  • A quiet area for study and leisure reading
  • A place for magazines and newspapers
  • A place for private meetings and private study
  • Trained staff who assist customers on a wide variety of topics

What Information Services staff do:

  • Offer research assistance with genealogy and local history which includes finding obituaries and looking for articles requested in past editions of the local newspaper
  • Offer guidance on starting research on a variety of topics
  • Offer connections to local resources in the community
  • Offer assistance in finding books, movies, and music
  • Offer individual lessons on using library and online resources
  • Offer technology assistance with computer classes and answer basic technology questions.
  • Offer access to local and world news
  • Offer access to government and business information and legal resources

Book a Librarian - 2023 photoOne-On-One Training Session

  • research an assignment
  • find business or government information
  • search for an ancestor
  • get technology help
  • demonstration of how to use online resources

The Book a Librarian service allows you to reserve a 30 minute session with Information Services staff.

Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Sessions are 30 minutes.

Book your appointment at the Information Services Desk.
Appointments must be made in advance. Please call 765-966-8291 or email us at

We do not provide data entry, fill out online applications, shop, or book trips online. We do not set up software for personal devices.

Regional Resources

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Online resources
Available to Indiana residents. Search magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, Business Source Plus, Medline etc.

Addresses of Federal & State Officials

Notable Wayne County Natives

Home Rental Agencies in Richmond, IN

Tax Forms & Information  (Coming soon.)

Wayne County Civil War Database

Veterans Affairs

Political Subdivision Dashboard for Indiana

Local History and Genealogy

Regional Genealogy and Local History Research are our areas of specialties. Our local and regional collections are extensive and useful for tracing local family history. We have state of the art microfilm readers and newspaper files dating back to the Civil War Era.

Genealogy overview and a listing of regional resources

Research databases and tools

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Helpful Resources

Ask a librarian a question through our email service.

Online resources