Winter Holidays Schedule
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
In addition, all locations will close at 5 p.m on Monday December 31 and remain closed on Tuesday, January 1 for New Year's Day, except the InfoZone which will be open on New Year's Day from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


2502 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Upcoming Branch EventsRSS icon

Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch, Dec 22 10:00AM

Minecraft Club @ Garfield Park
Garfield Park Branch, Dec 27 3:00PM

Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch, Dec 29 10:00AM

Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch, Jan 5 10:00AM

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Garfield Park Branch

Garfield Park Branch

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Meet the Branch Manager

Michelle Sharp

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Michelle Sharp

Greetings and salutations! I'm Michelle Sharp, Manager of the Garfield Park Branch. I grew up in the Garfield Park neighborhood and started my library career at the Garfield Branch (then known as Shelby) when I was 15 years old. I'm very happy to have come full circle and to return to my childhood library. I like to read suspense, psychological thrillers and fantasy titles. Please stop by and discover all the new and exciting things the Library has to offer you!

About Garfield Park Branch

The Garfield Park Branch, formerly known as the Shelby Branch, serves a lively and diverse population on the south side of Indianapolis. Its current name reflects the desire of neighborhood residents to refer to the branch by their beloved and well-known Garfield Park, which sits adjacent to the branch.

The original Shelby Branch opened on September 9, 1918 when the south side was still mainly farmland. The library was first housed in the old District School No. 34 at 2359 Shelby Street. Construction began on a 6,400-square-foot facility in 1964, and the new Shelby Branch opened on November 8, 1965. Following a major renovation project in the summer and fall of 2011, the library reopened as the Garfield Park Branch on November 3, 2011.

Branch Amenities & Services

PCs 21 - 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
Books icon Walk-up book return  
credit card icon Credit Cards Accepted for Fines, Fees and Services


story-book icon Story Time Garden