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Happy Independence Day! The library will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

On Tuesday, July 5, the library will begin a project to replace all the
overhead lighting in the building, changing them to LED fixtures. The library will remain open during all phases of the project but reserves the right to close, if necessary.

MICHIGAN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY LIGHTING REPLACEMENT PROJECT                 

On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, the library will begin a project to replace all the overhead lighting in the building, changing them to LED fixtures. The new fixtures will feature automatic ambient lighting, centralized controls for turning on and off, and conservation of lighting in unoccupied public areas. A section above the front entrance will have specialized color lighting for seasonal themes. The expected completion date is September 16, 2022. The library will remain open during all phases of the project but reserves the right to close, if necessary.
During the project, areas under the work zone will be closed. The library will make every effort to minimize the closure time to its collections and services in any given area as work proceeds. The meeting rooms will be closed while work is done in them. Please see the library’s website and social media for updates.
This project is a continuation of the remodeling program that started in 2016. The new fixtures will be both energy efficient and aesthetically complimentary to the building while providing warmer lighting for users.

Michigan City Directories

Available Online

1890 Classified Directory of Michigan City – through Internet Archive
1893-1894 Polk’s Michigan City, LaPorte, and LaPorte County Directory – through Internet Archive
1897-8 Columbia Directory Co’s LaPorte County Directory – through FamilySearch (must have free FamilySearch account to view)
1899 Directory of LaPorte County, Ind. – through Internet Archive
1902-1903 Johnson’s Business and Professional Directory – through Internet Archive – Includes Michigan City, LaPorte, and other Indiana cities
1902 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1905 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1905 Michigan City Directory – through Internet Archive
1907 Michigan City Directory and LaPorte County Gazetteer – through FamilySearch (must have free FamilySearch account to view)
1909-1910 Michigan City Directory – through Internet Archive
1913 Smith’s Directory of Michigan City – through Internet Archive
1913 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1916 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1919 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1921 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1923 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1925 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1927 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1929 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1931 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1938 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1940 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1941 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1947 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1949 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1952 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1954 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1956 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1958 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest
1960 Michigan City, Indiana, City Directory – through Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest

Books

The library holds print volumes of the following Michigan City directories. They are available for use within the library. Please ask at the Reference Desk:

  • 1862-63 LaPorte County Directory (including Michigan City)
  • 1884-86 LaPorte County Directory (including Michigan City)
  • 1890-1891
  • 1893-1894
  • 1896
  • 1897-98
  • 1899
  • 1902
  • 1905
  • 1909 – 1910
  • 1912 Michigan City Mailing List (Call number 977.291 M282, Indiana Collection)
  • 1913
  • 1916 – 1918
  • 1921 – 1923
  • 1925 – 1926
  • 1927 – 1928
  • 1931 – 1932
  • 1934 – 1935
  • 1936 – 1937
  • 1940 – 1941
  • 1942 – 1943
  • 1947
  • 1949
  • 1952
  • 1954
  • 1956
  • 1958
  • 1960
  • 1962
  • 1964
  • 1965
  • 1967
  • 1970
  • 1972-1975
  • 1978-1981
  • 1983
  • 1985
  • 1987-1989
  • 1990-1994
  • 1996 – 2004
  • 2005-Present – LaPorte Directory (including Michigan City)

LaPorte Directories

Available Online

1897-8 Columbia Directory Co’s LaPorte County Directory – through FamilySearch (must have free FamilySearch account to view)
1899 Directory of LaPorte County, Ind.
1902 Polk’s LaPorte Directory
1902-1903 Johnson’s Business and Professional Directory – Includes Michigan City, LaPorte, and other Indiana cities
1907 Michigan City Directory and LaPorte County Gazetteer – through FamilySearch (must have free FamilySearch account to view)
1924-25 Polk LaPorte, Indiana City Directory 1924-25 – through FamilySearch
1924-1925 Smith’s Directory of LaPorte, Indiana

Available Online through Ancestry Library (in-library use only) or HeritageQuest – 1904, 1907, 1910, 1913, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1929, 1931, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, and 1960

Books

The library holds print volumes of the following LaPorte directories. They are available for use within the library. Please ask at the Reference Desk:

  • 1862-63 LaPorte County Directory (including Michigan City)
  • 1884-86 LaPorte County Directory (including Michigan City)
  • 1902
  • 1905
  • 1913
  • 1916-1932
  • 1938-1943
  • 1947
  • 1949
  • 1952
  • 1954
  • 1956
  • 1958
  • 1960
  • 2005-Present – LaPorte Directory (including Michigan City)

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