Research in Our Collections
The Library's collections of books, periodicals, government publications, and microforms totals 1,783,287 items, including 41,462 reels of newspaper microfilm and 651,524 federal government publications.
The Library's Archival Collections now total 61,216 cubic feet, or approximately 91.8 million items. The Archival Collection also includes 36,525 reels of microfilm, an estimated 67,468 maps, and 9,046 architectural plans and drawings.
The Library's Special Collections include the Rare Books, Fine Art
and Prints and Photographs Collections, which consists of books dating as far back as
the 15th century and collected over the past 175 years; paintings and
sculptures located largely in buildings in the Capitol Square area, such
as the Library, State Capitol, Executive Mansion and Supreme Court; and
more than 240,000 prints, photographs, postcards, posters and ephemera.