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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 Library in N. Indiana

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Downtown branch of the Allen County library is wonderful for avid readers. The special exhibits have been good to see to. I helped my parents with some genealogy search and the amount of information is just so vast.

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

I think the ACPL is great! I don't get to the amazing downtown branch very often, as I live close to the Dupont location. If I find an item that I want, during an online search, they will save it for me, not matter which location it is from. That is great service. And you can't beat the price:)

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Usually a busy place and rightfully so! Many resources for you to enjoy. News, business, casual references, and sooo much more. Easy in and easy out with your library card. HAVE YOU TRIED IT??

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Lexington, Kentucky
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31 attraction reviews
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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