Central Library
We are moving things around at Central Library to better serve you. If you are looking for a specific item, please call ahead (317-275-4100) and we’ll locate it or offer an alternative. For more details on what’s going on, see a video here.


2902 E. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46201

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Sing Along With Miss Bobbie
East Washington Branch, Mar 2 10:30AM

CEO's Love Your Library Tour: Celebrating Central Library
East Washington Branch, Mar 3 2:00PM

Library Board of Trustees
East Washington Branch, Mar 27 6:30PM

Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show
East Washington Branch, Mar 28 1:30PM

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East Washington Branch

This location is included in our Strategic Plan for significant improvements.
See more about the library’s Building Projects. »

A temporary location for this branch is now open at 2902 E Washington St. For directions please visit Google Maps.

East Washington Branch

Closed 10–8 10–8 10–8 10–6 10–6 10–5

Meet the Branch Manager

Doriene Smither

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Doriene Smither

Hi! I am Doriene Smither, manager of the East Washington branch library which is now in a temporary location one block east at 2902 East Washington. This branch is one of two existing Carnegie libraries, and it opened in 1911, so it is due for some improvements. When we reopen later this year, we will have more space, more computers, and an elevator for better accessibility. But the building will still have its historic character and façade, and the book gnomes, too! In the meantime, we are open normal hours. We have eight public PCs available, feature film DVDs, and a collection of children’s books. Patrons will still be able to return all materials to us, and pick up their holds, as well. We will also have a summer reading prize table during July. We are scheduled to move back into the renovated building later this year, but please do not wait that long to visit!


Branch Amenities & Services at Temporary Location

Desktop computer icon 8 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Desktop computer icon 1 Express PC
Printer icon Color Printing Services
Files icon Color Copy Machine