Memorial Day Weekend Closings
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed May 28 - 30 for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, except the InfoZone which will be open each day from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Southport Branch closing
The Southport Branch will be closed for renovation May 31, June 1, and June 2.

East Washington Branch Closing
The East Washington Branch has been closed for renovation. More updates coming soon.


House History

Resources for researching the history of a house, with a link to a tutorial for beginners.

Web Sites

Online Databases

Indianapolis Star Archive
Complete full-text coverage from the Indianapolis Star back to 1999, including obituaries but excluding paid advertisements and free-lance writers.

Related Guides


Organization Links

Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
402 W. Washington St, W274
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
317-232-1646

Indiana Landmarks
1201 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-639-4534
800-450-4534

Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission
City-County Bldg 
200 E. Washington St
Suite 1801
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-327-4406

Indiana Historical Society Library
450 W. Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-232-1882

Indiana State Library
315 W. Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-3675

Marion County Recorder
City-County Bldg
200 E. Washington St
Suite 741
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-327-4020

Library Materials