Warren Branch Closing
The Warren Branch at 9701 E. 21st Street will be closed from Monday, August 29 through Thursday, September 1 as renovation continues.

Labor Day Closing
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day weekend, except the InfoZone, which will be open both Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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 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

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Carnegie Libraries Receive National Historic Designation

August 19, 2016 — Indianapolis Public Library officials have received official certification designating the East Washington and Spades Park branches, two original Carnegie Libraries constructed in the early 1900’s still serving the public, as the latest additions on the National Register of Historic Places.


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"Summer Reading Book Bash" Wraps Up at Indy Library!

August 15, 2016 — Preliminary figures indicate that 51,119 young readers experienced the joy of reading during The Indianapolis Public Library's 2016 Summer Reading Program, "The Summer Reading Book Bash," which concluded at the end of July.


Architects Selected for New Indy Library Branch Construction Projects

July 29, 2016 — Progress continues on The Indianapolis Public Library's ongoing slate of capital projects with the selection of architects for the design of two new branches as part of the Library's long-range plan through 2020.


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Reports

Strategic Plan (Flipbook)

Strategic Plan (PDF)

 

Financial Reports

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