East 38th Street

5420 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

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East 38th Street Hours

Sun Closed
Mon - Wed 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thurs - Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
East 38th Street

The first library to serve the neighborhood opened in 1957 as the Emerson Branch. This frame house near East 38th Street and North Emerson Avenue soon became too small to meet the neighborhood's needs, leading to construction of a 7,500-square-foot branch at the same location in 1962. The Emerson Branch closed its doors in 2003 when the current 16,000-square-foot library opened as the East 38th Street Branch.

Amenities & Services
Internet Access
  • Public computers with Microsoft Office
  • Early learning computer stations
  • Free Wi-Fi
Meeting Space
Bike Rack
Self-Services
Outgoing Fax
Exam Proctoring
Walk-Up Book Return
  • Walk-up book return available 24/7
Upcoming Events at East 38th Street
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: Free Tax Preparation

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: Free Tax Preparation

East 38th Street Branch

Visit the Library as IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Call 317-275-4352 to schedule an appointment.

Introduction to Excel @ East 38th Street

Introduction to Excel @ East 38th Street

East 38th Street Branch

Adults are invited to learn how to organize and analyze numbers and text in a spreadsheet format. This is an often-required skill that can improve your job search. Those attending must know how to use Microsoft Word before taking this class.

Career Center at the Library

Career Center at the Library

East 38th Street Branch

Adults needing help with creating a resume, searching for a job or career online, or filling out an online job application are invited to receive free one-on-one assistance. The Career Center is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Branch Manager
Kimberly Brown-Harden

Kimberly Brown-Harden

Hi, I'm Kimberly Brown-Harden, Branch Manager for East 38th Street. My favorite author is James Patterson. I hope you’ll visit our location soon. For questions or comments, please feel free to contact me. We are always happy to help!

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