Reference Department - The "Answer Place"

Jon Gaskill, Reference Librarian
Jennie Kotterman, Reference Assistant

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Indiana Room

Materials about Indiana and books written by Hoosier authors comprise this collection. We ask that these books be enjoyed in the Library, as they do not circulate.

The cut-glass window seen in this room was removed from the former Carnegie library building and remains on permanent view for our patrons' enjoyment.

Two file cabinets contain brochures, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings about Indiana and Fulton County. Of special interest are these books which may be used for genealogy searches:

Fulton County Cemetery Records

Fulton County Births & Marriages

School Enumeration Records

Index to Obituaries

Index to The Rochester Sentinel.

Rochester Telephone Books

McClurg Civil War Index

1883 & 1907 Fulton County Atlases

Rochester High School Yearbooks 1907 to Present

Newspapers on Microfilm: The Rochester Sentinel. & Kewanna Observer

Federal Census Records

Many of these genealogy books may be accessed on our public computer located in the Indiana Room.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

While we try to provide a balanced and extensive collection, we realize that we are unable to purchase all materials. Through the ILL service, patrons are able to borrow those items not available locally.

In addition to books, other materials that may be ordered through ILL include Books on Cassette, Books on CD, Video tapes, DVDs, and Music CDs.

Reference Assistance

The Reference staff is always willing to help you find the information you need and want, answer your questions, and assist with Internet research. We also welcome reference questions over the telephone and can answer email questions.

Reference Collection

The reference collection consists of print and non-print materials. Encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, business resources, medical dictionaries, author information, area telephone books and the Thomas Register are just a few of the many items available in our collection. These books generally do not circulate but may be used in the Library.