Holiday Closings
All IndyPL locations will be closed on December 24, 25 and 26 for the Christmas holiday, except the InfoZone, which will be open on December 26 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All IndyPL locations will be closed on January 1 and 2, 2017 for the New Year's holiday, except for the InfoZone which will be open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day.


About Your Library

Information desk at Central Library

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 23 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

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Jingle Books! A Gift for Every Child

December 8, 2016 — The Indianapolis Public Library, Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indy Reads are encouraging individuals to spread the joy of reading by participating in the third year of Jingle Books, a community-wide project to provide free books for Indianapolis children during the holiday season.


Public Invited to the Warren Branch Grand Reopening Open House!

November 25, 2016 — The entire community is invited to experience the many features of the newly-renovated Warren Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library during its grand reopening Open House on Saturday, December 10 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Warren Branch, 9701 E. 21st Street.


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Initial Designs for New Michigan Road Branch to Be Unveiled

November 10, 2016 — Following their input at the first of a series of community meetings in early October, near northwest side citizens can view preliminary architectural plans for a new Indianapolis Public Library branch at 62nd Street and North Michigan Road on Wednesday, November 16 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Fay Biccard Glick Family Pavilion, 2990 W. 71st Street.


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Reports

Strategic Plan (Flipbook)

Strategic Plan (PDF)

 

Financial Reports

2017 Budget Proposal

Proposed 2017 Budget Powerpoint Presentation 
This presentation was made during the public hearing on the Library's proposed 2017 budget at the August 9, 2016 Joint Library Board Committee Meeting.  The Library Board will vote on the approval of this proposed budget at their August 22, 2016 meeting at the Haughville Branch Library. 

2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The information in the 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has not been updated for developments subsequent to the date of the independent auditor's report.

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.

 

Annual Reports

Video component of The Indianapolis Public Library's 2015 online annual report entitled, "Advancing the Learning Journey".

2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report