Research Assistance

Written Inquiries

Local History Index – Obtaining Newspaper Articles

Elkhart Public Library staff will answer written requests as time permits and on a first-come, first-served, basis.

An initial fee of $5.00 will provide up to 30 minutes of research for one event, name, record, photo, etc. Fees apply whether or not an answer is found. If desired, an individual may pay up to $15 for 1.5 hours of research ($5 for each 30 minute increment). Fees include staff hours and cost of copies or scanning. We are unable to issue refunds.

Staff limitations preclude offering more than 1.5 hours of research per requester per month.

Responses will be sent via email or, if requested, via the U.S. Postal Service.

Please print and complete our Local History/Genealogy Request Form and send it along with a check covering the required fees, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope if your response is to be via the U.S. Postal Service, to:

Elkhart Public Library
Reference Services–Local History
300 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

If you have any questions, please contact us at queries@myepl.org or 574-522-5669.

Obituary Index – Obtaining Obituaries

Elkhart Public Library staff will answer written requests on a first come, first served, as-time-permits basis.

Fees are $5.00 for every 1-3 obituary requests.

Fees include staff hours and cost of copies or scanning. We are unable to issue refunds.

Responses will be sent via email or, if requested, via the U.S. Postal Service.

Please print and complete our Obituary Request Form and send it along with a check covering the required fees, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope if your response is to be via the U.S. Postal Service, to:

 Elkhart Public Library
Reference Services–Obituaries
300 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

If you have any questions, please contact us at queries@myepl.org or 574-522-5669.

ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY
300 SOUTH SECOND STREET
ELKHART, IN 46516
(574) 522-5669
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
ADMINISTRATION
EPL/GPL CONSORTIUM
FRIENDS OF EPL
GIFT PROGRAM
LIBRARY CARDS
LIBRARY FEES & POLICIES
LIBRARY FUNDING
STRATEGIC PLAN