Michigan Road Branch Grand Opening
You are invited to the grand opening of the new Michigan Road Branch on December 15 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony and special activities throughout the day for all ages. Come celebrate with us!

Winter Holidays Schedule
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
In addition, all locations will close at 5 p.m on Monday December 31 and remain closed on Tuesday, January 1 for New Year's Day, except the InfoZone which will be open on New Year's Day from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Suspending Requests

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If you have open requests and will be unable to pick up items for a period of time (for example, vacations, business trips, etc), we encourage you to suspend your requests.

Please be aware that "in transit" or "available for pickup" holds cannot be suspended.

How do I suspend a request?

  1. Login to My Account and select the Holds Request Page.
  2. Under Requested Items not yet Available change the Suspend Until date on the right to the date you would like the request to become active again.
  3. Put a check mark next to each request that you are suspending.
  4. Click the Suspend/Activate Requests button.

Will I lose my place in the hold queue if I suspend my requests?

No. If your suspended request reaches the top of the queue and your suspension date has not arrived, then the request will not be trapped for you. Your request will remain at that top of list until your suspension date arrives and then it will be trapped when the item is next checked in.

How do I reactivate a suspended request?

If you want to reactivate a suspended request sooner than you had planned, put a check mark next to each request that you want to reactivate and click on the Suspend/Activate Requests button. Your request will no longer be suspended.