Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.


4180 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Upcoming Branch EventsRSS icon

Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch, Nov 15 10:00AM

Mother Goose on the Loose
College Avenue Branch, Nov 15 10:30AM

Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch, Nov 19 2:30PM

Pajama Storytime
College Avenue Branch, Nov 19 6:30PM

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College Avenue Branch

College Avenue Branch

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Meet the Branch Manager

Amy Griffin

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Amy Griffin

Hello, I'm Amy Griffin, Manager of the College Avenue Branch. My favorite books to check out are cookbooks, memoirs and picture books, but I am most interested in what interests you. The best part of my job is meeting people and facilitating connections in our community. Please visit soon to discover the great resources IndyPL has to share with you!

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

PCs 19 - Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
early literacy icon Early Literacy Stations
self-check icon Self-service Checkout
WIFI icon Free Wireless Internet Access
printer icon Color Printing Services
printer icon Mobile Printing Service
copies icon Color Copy Machine(s)
scanner icon Document Scanner
PCs Outgoing Fax
Users icon Meeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Books icon Walk-up book return
Car icon Drive-up book return
credit card icon Credit Cards Accepted for Fines, Fees and Services