As of January 1, 2023, students who attend schools located in Allen County, including Purdue and IU Fort Wayne, can secure library cards for the Allen County Public Library system, even if the students live outside of Allen County. ACPL collections complement those at Helmke Library with more robust popular fiction and local history resources. ACPL cards will also allow students the opportunity to use digital resources such as an index to The Journal-Gazette, a full-text Consumer Reports database, digitized local collections, a database for grant and funding opportunities, and more.
ACPL services, including Maker Labs and Access Fort Wayne – which includes TV studios, radio studios and production support – also are open to students with an ACPL card, as well as the many programs and events offered by various ACPL locations.
We at Helmke Library look forward to continuing to collaborate with ACPL to best support students and our community.