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Lilly Library

Volunteer at the Lilly Library

Volunteer docents are needed to provide gallery tours of the Lilly Library exhibitions. Applicants should possess a genuine interest in books and manuscripts. Orientation and instruction sessions to learn about the Lilly Library collections and new exhibitions are required. Because of the training investment, docents are expected to make a commitment of at least one year to the program. Time commitment varies, usually 2–5 hours per month. We ask volunteers to commit to at least one Friday from 2:00–3:00 per month.

The Lilly Library is a rare book, manuscripts, and special collections library of Indiana University, serving as a resource for scholars throughout the world as well as a center of cultural enrichment for the public. With collections containing over 7,000,000 manuscripts, 400,000 books, and 100,000 pieces of music, the Lilly Library makes its holdings available to a diverse public through publications, exhibitions, and public programming.

Library Hours: Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

For more information or to apply, call Sue Presnell, 855–3006 or e-mail:

As of September 30, the Lilly Library is no longer accepting applications for volunteer positions. Thank you!