Lilly Library

  • 1200 E. 7th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-2452
This internationally known rare book library contains more than 400,000 books, more than seven million manuscripts and 100,000 pieces of sheet music. Exhibits vary throughout the year. On permanent exhibit is the Gutenberg Bible (printed before 1456) and John James Audubon's "Birds of America" prints. Exhibit hall hours are Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm and Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm. Public tours are available every Friday at 2 pm or by appointment. Admission is free.

The Earliest American Imprints: The Book in Mexico in the Sixteenth Century.

The Lilly Library’s collection of sixteenth-century Mexican imprints is a remarkable resource for the study of the development of the press in the New World. This impressive collection of several dozen books and broadsides, which range in date from 1544 to 1600, includes religious texts,... Learn more