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Before You Visit WCPL's Genealogy Department:

Registration Log

Please sign registration in genealogy area every time you come. The registration log provides the library with statistics on how many people are using the genealogy collection.

Food and Drink

Food and drink are not allowed in the Genealogy Section.

Copier Use

A copier is located on the west end of the main circulation desk. You may use it yourself or ask for help from the staff. The copier is black and white only. Cost of copies per page:
1-Sided Copies:
8 1/2 x 11 - $0.15
8 1/2 x 14 - $0.15
11 x 17 - $0.30
2-Sided Copies:
8 1/2 x 11 - $0.25
8 1/2 x 14 - $0.25
11 x 17 - $0.50

Microfilm Machines

The Microfilm cabinet is located in front of the information desk in the east side of the building. The digital microfilm reader/printer is located on the other side of the information desk next to the Online Catalog Computer. A Second Microfilm reader is located next to the microfilm cabinet but it does not print.

Our Microfilm Collection:
Wabash Plain Dealer: 1859 - Present
Sunday Morning Call: 1892-1893
Wabash Weekly Courier: 1876-1887
Wabash Free Trader: 1873-1876
Wabash Republican: 1869-1874
Wabash Tribune: 1865-1867
Weekly Intelligencer: 1854-1864
Wabash Gazette: 1848 - 1858
Wabash Friends Church Records: 1700-1969
Wabash County Census: 1820-1930
N. Manchester News-Journal: 5/10/1877-4/19/1894
Kentucky Census: 1810-1840


Computers with internet are available for public use, but they are not in the genealogy area.

Technology: Laptops, Cameras, Scanners & Phones

You may bring laptop computers, however, the library has very few electrical outlets available for use, so plan accordingly.

Scanners and cameras may not be used on any copyrighted materials. Use of scanners or cameras on uncopyrighted material will be limited and only with the permission of the genealogy librarian.

So as not to disturb other patrons, please do not make or answer calls on cell phones in the library. You may make or answer calls in either the upstairs or downstairs lobby of the library.
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