Residents of Tippecanoe County are expected to come to the downtown library and do their own research. When questions involve extensive research, please contact the Alameda McCollough Library. Research by mail is provided for a fee.
Non-residents may submit requests by mail. We appreciate receiving payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope at the time of the initial request. Responses are returned by regular mail, or via e-mail if possible. Our street address is: Reference Department, Tippecanoe County Public Library, 627 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47901.
Newspaper searches for births, marriages, and deaths require full names and exact dates (day, month, year). Time will be saved if you check with the Alameda McCollough Library for full names and exact dates before you contact us.
Fees: Our standard fee is $10.00 per name searched. Checks should be made payable to the Tippecanoe County Public Library. If over 5 pages are found, extra copying fees may be charged. There is no guarantee of a date of completion, but we strive to answer each letter within two weeks.
Interlibrary Loan: We do not lend microfilm reels of newspapers or census records. The Indiana State Library will do such loans. Arrangements for Interlibrary Loans with the State Library should be made through the individual's local library.
Local History and Census Research: In general, unless the research involves the use of our microfilmed newspapers, we refer local history questions to the Alameda McCollough Library.
Barcus, Conarroe (Conroe), Concord, Coby & Stingley, Farmers Institute, Fink, Hickory Grove, Kenny, O'Neall, Pinhook, Greenbush (1848 - 1860), Sickler, Spencer, Spring Grove, West Point, Wildcat, Jackson Township index, Union Township index, Wayne Township index, Wea Township index.