East 38th Street

5420 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Get Directions

Phone Number

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.

Magic the Gathering

Magic the Gathering

East 38th Street Branch

Teens are invited to drop in to play the collectible trading card game, Magic the Gathering. Staff will be on hand to teach new players. Bring your own deck or play one of the Library's.

Nutcracker Story Time

Nutcracker Story Time

East 38th Street Branch

Families with children ages 3 and up are invited for a special ballet story time with Ballet Theatre of Indiana. They will hear about the Nutcracker story, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's work, and take part in a short ballet lesson.

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!

Contact Kimberly