5625 E.Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46219

Upcoming Branch EventsRSS icon

The True Story of Charles Black and His Automobile
Irvington Branch, May 2 6:30PM

Preschool Story Explorers
Irvington Branch, May 4 10:30AM

Spring Cooking Workshops: Cooking With Heart
Irvington Branch, May 4 1:00PM

Adult Coloring @ Irvington
Irvington Branch, May 6 1:00PM

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Irvington Branch

Irvington Branch

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Meet the Branch Manager

Sue Kennedy

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Sue Kennedy

Hi, I'm Sue Kennedy, manager of the Irvington Branch. My favorite things include books, music, films and Irvington. The staff and I look forward to assisting you whether you are a neighbor or a visitor to the community. Irvington has a lot to offer!

About Irvington Branch

On December 20, 1903, the Bona Thompson library was given to Butler College by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thompson in memory of their late daughter. Butler College immediately entered into an agreement with the Board of School Commissioners for the Thompson Library to become a branch of the Public Library.

In 1914 the Irvington Branch relocated to a rented store room; in September, 1921, it moved into a small, two-story house located at 5427 East Washington Street. Library staff pioneered the first pre-school story hour in 1951. When a new facility was built in 1956 on the same site, a request was made to the Library Board that it be named in honor of Irvington’s distinguished citizen, Hilton U. Brown, editor of the Indianapolis News and vice president of Indianapolis Newspapers Inc.

In 2001 the Brown Library closed its doors. The new Irvington Library, located in a custom-designed 16,000 square-foot fully accessible facility, opened on November 3, 2001.

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
Users icon Meeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Books icon Walk-up book return
credit card icon Credit Cards Accepted for Fines, Fees and Services