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


Image by Deeksha Pahariya

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Digitized Newspapers

Click on the image to the left to access all digitized Berne, Indiana Newspapers from 1896 - 2016!


Books available for purchase.

Please contact us with your requests.


Family Histories

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


Microfilm Materials

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!