Library materials are purchased for use by Library cardholders to meet their information, education, recreation, and entertainment needs as inclusively as the library budget allows.
The Library enables all individuals in the Indianapolis community to exercise their right to access constitutionally protected information as guaranteed in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which protects the freedom of expression and the corollary freedom of access to information. The Library selection policy is guided by the Library Bill of Rights, the Freedom to Read Statement, and the Freedom to View Statement adopted by the American Library Association.
The Library accepts public requests for the review, relocation, or exclusion of any library material. Requests and items are reviewed and judged according to the selection criteria standards used for all library materials.