Research & Reference

Reference Service

Staff will answer queries sent to us through the mail as time allows. For Genealogy requests, please specify names and time periods. Please provide the following information:

  • Your name, address, and telephone number
  • A limit on cost if you would like to specify the limit
  • Your query including the name(s), time period, and type of information requested

Reference Service Costs

  • $10.00 per hour in quarter hour increments + $.20 / copy

Helpful Links

APLS staff recommends these reputable, safe, and official sites for the topical categories below. Government resources can be found in the Indiana and/or Federal sections. If you wish to contact a librarian for assistance, please use the Ask a Librarian form on this page.

Adams County / Local

Adams County Government

Colleges & Universities

College Navigator
Peterson's Guides

Ask A Librarian

Complete the form below for your Reference Request


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Question or Request

APLS - Decatur
128 S 3rd St
Decatur, IN 46733
F 260-724-2877
Mon, Tue, Wed: 9am - 8pm
Thu, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

APLS - Geneva
305 E Line St
Geneva. IN 46740
F 260-368-9776
Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 1pm - 5pm
Thu: 1pm - 5pm & 6 pm - 8:30pm
Sat: 9am - 12pm

The Adams Public Library System serves all people of the Decatur and Geneva communities by acquiring, organizing, and providing access and guidance to a wide variety of information and materials to help fulfill the intellectual, educational, social, and recreational needs of this community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike.

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