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Allen County Public Library

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Address: 900 Library Plz, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3699
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+1 260-421-1200
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9:00 am - 9:00 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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Few people consider libraries as a place to visit without having a reason for visiting. The ACPL doesn't require a reason. A person can wander into this place and find a reason... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Few people consider libraries as a place to visit without having a reason for visiting. The ACPL doesn't require a reason. A person can wander into this place and find a reason to linger. Take in the gallery, investigate the stacks, search for music, research geneaology, peruse the books for sale while having doghnuts and coffee. Thsi is a public,... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main branch of the ACPL is FANTASTIC. Not only does it contain one of the top genealogical centers in the nation, it also hosts a local art gallery, a small theater for informational film viewing, a good audio/visual library, TONS of helpful staff, and a slew of programs happening weekly for children of toddler age to teenage. It also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Great family friendly environment. Lots of computers for the kids, also a cool area for tweens and teens to hang out away from the little kids. Great programs, awesome genealogy department too.

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Thank Jennifer B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Genealogy department is one of the best you will find anywhere. The technology areas are well equipped and easy to use.

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Thank mort80
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We LOVE all of the Allen County Public libraries ! The Children's area at the Downtown Library is OUTSTANDING . There is something for all Ages !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Perfectly staff. Live shows. Duncan donuts,. Outdoor activities. The best Geneology source east of Utah. Musi. Artdispay. A family for accompanied tiny hotspots. Young readers tent to "Live there" engrocced. A great place to learn to love to read. They move movies & music to check out as well

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Thank Nicole J
Greenville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

I have spent many hours in the downtown library doing research. This library is 2nd only to the Salt Lake City Mormon resource center for genealogy research. The librarians are extremely helpful and are willing and able to give ideas on where to look, they will answer questions and give you help.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

It's great having free access to all the free data bases that normally have a hefty monthly cost! I highly recommend a trip to tat 2nd floor area.

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Chatham, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

The library was great, however, As a traveling family we like to access libraries so we do not have to cart around buckets of books, unfortunetly, this particular library refused to let us borrow books because we were only going to be in the area for 5 months. My children and I were extremely disappointed by this as we have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

The Genealogy Center is amazing for it's breadth of resources. Very helpful staff, plenty of room to spread out, plenty of computers to use. The cafe on the first floor has sandwiches if you don't want to take a long break and there are several restaurants close by if you want a longer break. The staff was happy to make... More 

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