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Allen County Public Library

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Address: 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone Number: (260) 421-1200
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Best stop in Fort Wayne!

Fort Wayne's library is one of the highlights of downtown Ft Wayne. My favorite thing is picking an isle of books and just wandering down it. My lifestyle now fits better with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fort Wayne's library is one of the highlights of downtown Ft Wayne. My favorite thing is picking an isle of books and just wandering down it. My lifestyle now fits better with their e reader, but whenever I get a chance I pick a new isle. Many people sing the praises of the genealogy department, one of the best. And... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Allen County Public Library has so much to offer - a genealogy collection that is second best in the country; an extensive array of books and media for all ages and interests, including electronic versions; and facilities for public events such as plays, movies, and locally-oroduced TV shows.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Can't say enough good things about this library - known for it's genealogy section but there are many other things it should be proud of too - AV training (has it's own TV channel), makers lab, free concerts, art, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a special place! I love libraries. They have a great layout and the staff here has always been very helpful. Their is alot going on here with all the services they offer. Did you know that Fort Wayne was home to the nation’s largest public genealogy collection? Yep, right here at the library. I always find myself spending... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very large, clean Library and if you are looking to buy some great used books, the in house Twice Told Tales cannot be beat!! And there is a Dunkin Donuts there, Bonus! :-)

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

One of the most beautiful libraries I have been to. Great collections, open on Sunday and live music throughout the summer.

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Hillsboro, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you want to do genealogy this is the place. You could spend a month here and not see everything. No one it's the 2nd best place to do research. I can't say enough about how knowledgable and friendly the staff is. GO THERE. Be prepared to spend a lot of time.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A large library with so many options. I was there for genealogical research while there was an exhibit going on involving students. Plenty of room for everyone.

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Urbandale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This where you want to your genealogy research- it has the second largest archives of genealogy materials in the nation. The staff is very friendly and very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our Library is one of the Greatest in the Country. We have the Second Largest Genealogy Dept. in the Country. If you need to do some research or just looking for a comfortable place to chill out. This is the place. Want a place to test your skills on a 3D printer, they have you covered. Great Location and Great... More 

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