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Indiana Library Federation (ILF) is the statewide nonprofit organization of all library types: academic, public, school, as well as library trustees and supporters.  Our mission is to lead, educate, and advocate to advance library services for the benefit of Indiana residents.  During 2020, we are focused on leading libraries into a new normal while maintaining our portfolio of programs. 

Indiana Libraries at a Glance 

Every Hoosier has access to a range of library services available through INSPIRE, Indiana's virtual library, and most have access to public, school, academic, and special libraries. 

  • Hoosiers love our libraries. There are more libraries than Starbucks or McDonald's in Indiana. Residents made more than 30 million visits to Indiana's public libraries in 2019, checking out more than 65 million physical materials and more than 13 million electronic materials. One hundred sixty-four (164) Carnegie libraries were built in Indiana--more than in any other state. 
  • 236 independent public library districts are governed by local Boards of Trustees and offer over 430 branches/locations. See map of service. Twenty-seven (27) counties are served by county-wide library systems, twenty-nine (29) counties are fully served by multiple library districts, and thirty-six (36) counties have areas that are unserved. Residents in unserved areas may purchase a library card to access a neighboring library and/or a Public Library Access Card (PLAC) for statewide.  
  • 290 public school districts are required to maintain "a media program that is an integral part of the educational program," supervised by a "licensed media specialist" and spend "at least eight dollars ($8) per student per year from its 22200 account to maintain its media program."  (511 IAC 6.1-5-6, authorized under IC 20-19-2-8 and IC 20-31-4-17)   There are no library requirements for nonpublic or charter schools unless required by their accreditation program. Learn more.
  • Of Indiana's 60 colleges and universities, most maintain a library for student use. Some extend access to the public. 

Use of ILF Logos

On occasion, the Indiana Library Federation grants media and key partners a limited, non-exclusive license to download individual logos or images for mutually agreed purposes. With permission, media and key partners may publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such images solely for designated non-commercial use, and for editorial and news use related to the subject matter of the images with the restrictions below.

  • ILF does not grant any rights in the subject matter depicted in the logos or images, including without limitation, any trademark rights, rights of publicity or copyright. You are responsible for obtaining all rights necessary for your use of any logo or image.
  • You may not distribute or make available to anyone any logo or image except to the extent it is integrated within your own editorial or news content that you are distributing. 
  • You may not manipulate, alter, distort, or crop any logo or image.
  • You may not use a logo or image for commercial purposes without express written permission from the Indiana Library Federation.

 Contact the ILF Executive Director for permission and/or clarification. 



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