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.


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Ask a Librarian

If you are interested in visiting the Central Library with a group of youth, please call our group coordinator at 317-275-4222, or email: groupvisitcoordinator@indypl.org.

Get answers to reference questions, catalog searching advice, and online database help via email, phone, text or in person.

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By Phone

Call 317-275-4100 to speak directly with a librarian during Central Library's hours of operation.

By Text

You can text a librarian* by using the text message feature of your cell phone. Send your reference questions to 317-333-6877 and a text response will be sent to your phone. When the Library is closed, a reply is sent the next business day.

*Text-a-Librarian is a free service, although standard wireless provider text rates may apply. Wireless phone numbers are kept confidential.

In Person

Visit any of our library locations for one-on-one assistance.