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.


1216 S. Kappes Street
Indianapolis, IN 46221

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Tiny Tots Rock
West Indianapolis Branch, Nov 24 12:00PM

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West Indianapolis Branch

West Indianapolis Branch

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Meet the Branch Manager

Tiffani N. Carter

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Tiffani N. Carter

Hola! I’m Tiffani N. Carter, manager of the West Indianapolis Branch. I’m obsessed with e-audiobooks and sharing my love for all things library-related. I am always excited to help patrons increase their technology skills, and my passion is spreading information about our awesome e-resources. Please stop by to meet the West Indy staff to learn more about what we have to offer!

About West Indianapolis Branch

When West Indianapolis was annexed to the city in 1897, the Librarian, Eliza Browning, and the Superintendent of Schools organized a little library which became the fifth branch in the public library system. First located "in the valley" on a low lot endangered by White River floods, the library was soon moved to a little one-story building on higher ground in the yard of School No. 46 on Howard Street.

On January 12, 1912, a new building, built with funds from the Carnegie grant of 1909, was dedicated at 1926 West Morris Street. Service continued in the Carnegie building until November 15, 1986, when the West Indianapolis Library moved into its present 5,000 square-foot facility at 1216 South Kappes Street.

In 2004 it became the first total self-check library branch in the IndyPL system.

Branch Amenities & Services

PCs 14 - 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