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Allen County Public Library

Address: 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone Number: (260) 421-1200
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Fort Wayne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Hours:
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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Lexington, Kentucky
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My mother and I have been visiting the ACPL for twenty years and live over two hours away. The library had a renovation several years ago and the Genealogy department, always awesome but crowded, is lovely these days. Our only complaint is that if you use Ancestry.com for your family tree, you cannot log into your own account on site.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is by far the best library I have been to. Very nice security and staff are helpful and friendly. Lots of computers to use and many books to read. There is a Dunking donuts in the front and its a great view of Fort Wayne from the 2 ND floor. I go all the time and love it.b

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New Haven, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This library was refurbished a few years ago, and what a beautiful place it is! I went for a concert on 01/11/15 (baroque chamber music) and had a wonderful time! The auditorium accommodated 400 people and had wonderful acoustics. Large enough for seating yet with an intimate feel, perfect for this type of concert. After the concert I decided to... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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298 reviews 298 reviews
71 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Only down side to the awesome library is the amount of homeless people who make this their daytime home. They really stink up the place and make you feel uncomfortable. They also use the bathrooms as their own bathroom. The positives out weigh the negative. Lots of security people on scene. Spacious throughout the library. The leader in Genealogy department.... More 

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Fort Wayne, IN
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165 reviews 165 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This library is one of the treasures in Ft. Wayne! People come from around the world to do genealogical research. Children are excited by the resources provided to them. The library welcomes serious readers as well as those who just want to read today's newspapers. But the biggest treasure is the library staff members in all the different departments whose... More 

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Bluffton, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

i absolutely love this library and all of its branches. I live out of town but close enough to use its facilities w/ a PLAC card that I pay for. It's worth the cost b/c of all of the materials available. Always clean, spacious. Friendly staff in every department. Mary Voors and Miriam Rose are esp. helpful in children's dept.... More 

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Fort Wayne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I love the Allen County Library system here! It is the best! the staff are wonderful and they have so much under one roof! This library is the 2nd largest genology library in the world and provide assistance to those who need help getting started, free access to ancestry.com and loads of other helps. The children's department is great! I... More 

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Fort Wayne, In
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Allen County Library boast a well-respected genealogical library. When I've traveled out of town to haunt old graveyards, other genealogists invariably recognize Fort Wayne as having a well known library. Besides extensive genealogical holdings, the ACL has a great DVD section with lots of classics besides newer releases, a much-enjoyed juvenile and children's sections, and a small coffee shop. Parking... More 

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fort wayne. Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

we have the second largest genology department in the united states. People come from all over to just visit that department

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Milan Ctr, IN
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Started doing my genealogy here by accident while doing a building tour with the FD. Been back many times since. The staff can help you if you are a beginner or an expert. Every time I hit a dead end, I move to a different branch of the family tree. By the time I come back around I almost always... More 

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