Memorial Day Weekend Closings
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed May 28 - 30 for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, except the InfoZone which will be open each day from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Southport Branch closing
The Southport Branch will be closed for renovation May 31, June 1, and June 2.

East Washington Branch Closing
The East Washington Branch has been closed for renovation. More updates coming soon.



2502 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

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Upcoming Branch EventsRSS icon

Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch, May 31 10:00AM

Preschool Storytime on the Magic Quilt
Garfield Park Branch, Jun 1 10:30AM

First & Fourth Wednesday Friendly Computer Classes
Garfield Park Branch, Jun 1 1:30PM

Job Center at the Library
Garfield Park Branch, Jun 4 10:00AM

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Garfield Park Branch

Garfield Park Branch

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Meet the Branch Manager

Judy Clem

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Judy Gray

Hi, I'm Judy Gray, manager of the Garfield Park Branch. Reading is one of my favorite things to do and Clive Cussler is my favorite author. In my free time I am a volunteer with the Whitewater Valley Railroad in Connersville Indiana. Please stop by the Garfield Park Branch, introduce yourself and check out the gardens and the path to the Garfield Park Conservatory.

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

Desktop computer icon 21 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Printer icon Color Printing Services
Fax icon Outgoing Fax, $1/page
Wifi icon Free Wireless Internet Access
Printer icon Mobile Printing Service
Files icon Copy Machine(s)
Cart icon Total Self-service Checkout
Credit card icon Credit Cards Accepted for Fee Payment
ABC Block icon Early Literacy Stations

Other Amenities & Services

Electric icon Electric car charging stations
Flower icon Story time garden