Library Research Overview

How to Access

Front entrance of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Learn how to access all of our research collections in person and online.

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Submit an Inquiry

  • Submit requests automatically via links in our online catalog or via links in our finding aids.
  • Submit requests in advance of a visit to the library.
  • Submit orders for digital scans of library materials.
  • Track the status of each request.
  • Access detailed information about your past requests.

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Library Collections

Discover all of the documents and resources available in our research collections.

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Research Division

Learn more about our historians' research into the history of President Lincoln and Illinois through our oral history program, Lincoln's papers, the Conference on Illinois History and the King V. Hostick Scholarship. 

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Exhibits in Library

While most of our exhibits are found in the Museum building, be sure to visit the Library to see these special exhibits!

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Rent the Library

Host an event in one of our versatile Library venues!

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