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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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Books. That is what many people think that is all a library is. Well, while the Allen Co Public Library has many of those it also features: a rotating art gallery, one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Books. That is what many people think that is all a library is. Well, while the Allen Co Public Library has many of those it also features: a rotating art gallery, one of the best genealogy floors in the country, a 3-D printing lab, 1,000's of music and movies to check out and enjoy, a Dunkin' Dounts for a break,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The plethora of information is categorized and very up-to-date. Family History Month as well as regular genealogy meetings are very informative and helpful.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This library has more cool stuff than I've ever seen before at a library. They have 3D Printing, tons of books, a geaneology center (one of the biggest and best in the country), plenty of computers to use, Blu-Rays, Movies, TV shows, and tons more. They even have a Dunkin' Donuts and a parking garage. The staff was friendly and... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of the best Libraries in the nation....It is easy to find what you need if you don't find it the staff is great they will go out of the way to make it easy to locate and if they by chance don't have it they will get it. Very clean well organized and they hold... More 

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Griffith
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Just left the cherry blossom festival. It was a beautiful library. The children's little nook was cute. My son loved sitting in the bubble and reading. Best library I have ever been to. Staff was very friendly and eager to help, explain or get you any thing you need.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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98 reviews 98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is one of the premier genealogy libraries in the country. The staff is very helpful in directing you to the locations of research files you are looking for. On my visit ,they were also offering a free 30 minute consultation . I was delighted by the assistances and professional I received.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

As a standard library, all the expected features are in place but ACPL goes far beyond standard. Check out is now self-serve but there are still knowledgeable librarians on staff to offer assistance. The website is very user friendly and the "Ask the Librarian" contact is terrific. Additionally, there are free movies and, in the spring/summer, there are outdoor concerts.... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

aside from maybe the large Indianapolis Libraries or the I.U. library you can't beat this Gem. Known for it's Genealogy dept. (rated very high) Great place to get the kids started using the library. Live music at times too. First class with a below level parking garage.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

As a life long seeker of knowledge, the library is one of my favorite places. All ages can find their niche. My grandson has a great time in the children's section. The little restaurant is handy for a quick bite to eat.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This library has so much to offer everyone of all ages. There is a great children's section, with comfortable seating pods for reading, an aquarium, and a room for playing and using your imagination. There is a media room with hundreds of movies and books on tape. Computers are available to the public and also a 3-D printer for making... More 

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