About Your Library

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The Library Mission

The Indianapolis Public Library enriches lives and builds communities through lifelong learning.

The Library Vision

To be a Center of Knowledge, Community Life, and Innovation for Indianapolis.

Open Access Statement

All Library services are available to residents of the Library district without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity. While there might be limits on some services due to residency outside of the Library district, or due to past abuse of Library policy, Library staff work hard every day to make sure that patrons can find the resources they need at the Library, and to help make central Indiana a better place to live and work. We also take our guidance from City ordinances and honor the provisions of the City’s Human Rights Ordinance. Tolerance and open access are fundamental to what libraries are all about in this country,
and it is our honor to serve the community.

Serving residents since 1873, the Indianapolis Public Library system currently consists of 22 branches throughout Marion County, the Central Library downtown, and bookmobile services.

IndyPL's physical collection of over 2.1 million items includes a variety of formats: books, books on tape, magazines, large print materials, compact discs and DVD's. The downloadable or streaming collections offer a wide range of ebooks, eaudios, emusic, emagazines and evideos. Foreign language materials are an integral part of the Library's collections. Items may be checked out by patrons with a library card, which may be obtained free of charge at any Library location.


 

Yours To Create logoStrategic Plan

What kind of City do we hope Indianapolis will be in 2020?

How might the Indianapolis Public Library contribute to the City's progress?


 

News & Announcements

New Library Board Officers Elected for 2016

December 22, 2015 — Southside resident Dr. David W. Wantz has been elected as president of The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees for 2016.


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Construction Contract Awarded for Southport Branch Renovation

December 16, 2015 — The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees has awarded a construction services contract to Mezzetta, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana in the amount of $938,900 for the renovation of the Southport Branch Library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road. The company was selected among eight bidders who participated in a public bid process.


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"Jingle Books!" A Gift for Every Child

December 08, 2015 — Indianapolis Mayor Ballard has joined The Indianapolis Public Library and Indy Reads to launch "Jingle Books," a community-wide initiative to provide free books for Indianapolis children during the holiday season.


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Reports

Strategic Plan (Flipbook)

Strategic Plan (PDF)

 

Financial Reports

2016 Budget Proposal

2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The information in the 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has not been updated for developments subsequent to the date of the independent auditor's report. 

2015 Budget Proposal

2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The information in the 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has not been updated for developments subsequent to the date of the independent auditor's report.

2014-2016 Capital Projects Fund

The Capital Projects Fund utilizes an estimated tax rate. Tax rates are set during the 2014 budget process.

2015-2017 Capital Projects Fund - Draft
The Capital Projects Fund utilizes an estimated tax rate. Tax rates are set during the 2015 budget process. 

 

Annual Reports

Video component of The Indianapolis Public Library's 2014 online annual report entitled, "Yours to Experience."

2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report