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Allen County Public Library

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Address: 900 Library Plz, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3699
Phone Number: +1 260-421-1200
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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Great genealogy department

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Janessa G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Wayne has the best children's library. Mary, was so helpful. It is awesome to see so many dedicated individuals. Keep up the good work you are appreciated

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Clarkston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is my second trip tot he library for genealogy research. I found the personnel to be most helpful and the information there outstanding. They have a room full of manuscripts written by family members. I knew about one book and as it was only located in ACL I made the trip to visit and copy it. It was well... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Good place to go for a wide variety of books, and one of the best places for Geneology research in the country.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I was in town for a writing conference, and made the library part of my trip. The library has everything and the children's section, my specialty was wonderful. But then, I went upstairs to use the Regional Genealogy Center and I actually found out what ship my great-great-grandparents and their family rode from Rotterdam to the Port of New York... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I still enjoy reading books. This library is awesome, great children's area, genealogy department. I actually stood in line with my sister for the grand reopening. I average going to the library every 2 weeks or so. Can't beat it!!

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Thank Jane D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Staff is so helpful and they have everything. Great genealogy dept. Also have a dunkin donuts if you want to sit and read. They have special exhibits and sometimes shows or talks.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great for genealogy research and family information. Easy enough to spend more than one day there, so plan ahead to get value for you time.

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