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.


Register for a Library Card Online!

Welcome to The Indianapolis Public Library online library card application page!

In order to complete an online application for a new library card account, you must:

Our online library card application process will provide you a regular library card number which will allow you immediate access to our e-resources and reference resources as well as place holds on material as you browse our catalog.

We realize that not everyone will be able to meet these criteria. If you are unable to register for a card online, please visit any Indianapolis Public Library branch to complete an applicationĀ in person. For questions, please feel free to contact your nearest library location.

If you have an expired IndyPL card and meet the above criteria, you may be able to renew your library card online.

For additional information on borrowing privileges, fees and rules, see our Library Circulation Policies

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This project was made possible in part by Lilly Endowment Inc. through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, and by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant No. T16-1-1(12)