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Berne Public Library Heritage Room

"There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children - one is roots, and the other, wings." - Hodding S. Carter


Heritage Room Hours 

Mon-Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday.


Morning and evening appointments may be requested by calling



View and search for local photos online! This substantial collection comes from the many generous individuals and families who have donated their photos, documents, and items to the Heritage Room. Click on the image to start browsing or come visit us in person to find even more.


Click on the image to access all digitized Berne, Indiana Newspapers from 1896 - 2018!

Image by Deeksha Pahariya

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Please contact us with your requests.


A selected family history book list from the Heritage Room collection.


A list of microfilm material available to browse in the Heritage Room.

Welcome to the Heritage Room of the Berne Public Library! The Heritage Room began in 1992 and exists to serve the community by preserving the history of the area. 


The Heritage Room staff is pleased to assist all researchers. The room’s main focus is Adams County history and genealogy, as well as Swiss genealogy and local history pertaining to the Berne, Indiana area.


The Heritage Room has flourished because of the generosity of its many friends. If you wish to donate items or information that is historically significant to the area, please contact the Heritage Room for more information.

Do you have a family history question?  We'd love to help!

Thank you for contacting the Heritage Room!

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