4180 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46205

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Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch, Jan 25 10:30AM

Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch, Jan 26 10:00AM

Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch, Jan 26 10:30AM

AftersCool @ College Avenue!
College Avenue Branch, Jan 26 3:30PM

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Meet the Branch Manager


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Jessica Trinoskey

Jessica has worked at Nashville TN public library, been a substitute and a volunteer with IndyPL, and comes to our branch from most recently working at IUPUI and Butler University. She lives in and loves our neighborhood and also knows our branch as a patron and program attendee.

About College Avenue Branch

The Broadway Branch Library was first established on June 1, 1924 in a frame house at 615 E. 42nd Street. The "library in a house" had limited shelf space for books and furniture. In spite of these limitations, 10,000 people used the library regularly and borrowed more than 100,000 books each year.

The small library continued to fill its collection and increase in popularity and a new 6,500 square-foot building opened on October 1958 at 4186 Broadway Street. The Broadway Branch celebrated its 50th anniversary on June 1, 1974, and served patrons from October 1958 to August 2000.

On August 17, 2000, the $2.674 million dollar College Avenue Branch opened, replacing the aging and overcrowded Broadway Branch. The new 16,000 square-foot facility houses 62,000 items and offers plenty of off-street parking, an enlarged meeting room, and improved access for patrons with physical disabilities.

Branch Amenities & Services

Desktop computer icon21 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Printer icon Color Printing Services
scanner Document Scanner
Fax icon Outgoing Fax, $1/page
Wifi iconFree Wireless Internet Access
Printer icon Mobile Printing Service
Files iconCopy Machine(s)
Users iconMeeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Cart iconSelf-service Checkout
Credit card iconCredit Cards Accepted for Fee Payment
ABC Block icon Early Literacy Stations