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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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 Genealogy Library Around

I loved coming to the Allen County Public Library to help my grandmother with her genealogy research. The staff is most helpful and kind and the library has research items that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Karen Kay B
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Edgerton
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Edgerton
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved coming to the Allen County Public Library to help my grandmother with her genealogy research. The staff is most helpful and kind and the library has research items that are not available and cannot feasibly be carried by other smaller libraries on their smaller budget. People literally come from around the world to do research here and we... More 

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Thank Karen Kay B
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited here recently and were so happy to find such knowledgeable staff. We will go back again and again, to be sure.

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Thank Sharon H
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Wayne is not a very large city so I didn't expect much from the main library downtown. I was highly mistaken. This is an excellent library with plenty of space! The layout is beautiful and the selection is amazing.

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Thank andrewkreul
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old downtown library has certainly changed and expanded since their latest renovations. There's now parking underground, more room with the expanded floors, and the front entrance has switched to the opposite side of the building. Wow! Their children and young adults sections are great. You can take home art, videos, and even music. They have a wonderful fiction section:... More 

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Thank rhondab659
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful mid-size library, friendly and helpful staff, coffee shop in house, access to reasonable parking, and places to eat within a short distance. The Genealogy Center is the center of attraction where people come to research from all over the country. It has a great collection of family history resources and classes to get you started. If you are... More 

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Thank Tina M
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main library as well as all the branches I have visited are staffed with friendly, helpful and dedicated employees. Whatever you are looking for or need, they will deliver.

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Thank Rusty L
Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there was a geneology event and I AM HOOKED into it now. Its a place I can spend a whole day reading and browsing and being a nerd!!!!

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Thank travelwinners
Fort Wayne, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very fine musician who played a variety of music with a Christmas theme. At one point he played an arrangement that sounded like two guitars playing a duet!

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Thank Michael C
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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351 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

At least a few rooms to choose from. You pay for the use of the space. Lunch brought in--snacks and good coffee available in the snack shop.

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Thank Denny B
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have taken my kids to the Allen County library for years. Always a nice place to visit. Quiet areas and also places to just people watch. If you are living on a budget, the library is awesome. Movies are on a 3 day rental and cd's to listen to for 2 weeks. And of course there is always plenty of... More 

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