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
Job Center @ East 38th Street

Job Center @ East 38th Street

East 38th Street Branch

The Library presents a free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills.

East 38th Street Health & Wellness Book Club

East 38th Street Health & Wellness Book Club

East 38th Street Branch

Adults are invited to read a chapter of "The China Study" by Dr. T. Colin Campbell for each program in this monthly series and receive wellness tips, a healthy snack and demo exercises.

Terrific Tuesdays!

Terrific Tuesdays!

East 38th Street Branch

Preschoolers and an adult are invited for stories, songs and activities.

Branch Manager
Shanika Heyward

Shanika Heyward

Hi, I'm Shanika Heyward, Branch Manager for East 38th Street. My favorite book is Five Levels of Leadership by John Maxwell. 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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