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Lilly Library

(812) 855-2452
Contact Name: 
Erika Dowell, Public Services Librarian
Type: Literary Archive

The Lilly Library hosts exhibitions and special events such as poetry readings and receptions as well as lectures, tours, and class presentations. Its holdings include about 400,000 books and more than 7.5 million manuscripts, such as the Gutenberg Bible, Shakespeare folios, and the papers of writers F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Galway Kinnell, Sylvia Plath, Ezra Pound, Upton Sinclair, William Carlos Williams, and Edith Wharton.

Address: Indiana University
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
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Upcoming Events
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October 31, 2014 - 2:00pm
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November/December 2014

Artist and architect Matteo Pericoli pairs drawings of views from the desks of writers around the world with essays by those writers about where they write, what they see, and how their view informs their work

by Mira Ptacin

November/December 2014

Despite struggles, libraries are learning to navigate the ever-changing, and often cost-prohibitive, landscape of digital lending.


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