Due to delayed arrival of key pieces of furniture and shelving, the Lawrence branch renovation timeline has been extended until mid-October. The branch drop box is also unavailable. We apologize for these delays, which are outside of our control.

Nearby branches include Nora and Glendale, both of which are open for curbside pickup and in-branch services.

7898 Hague Road
Indianapolis, IN 46256

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Closed for Renovations
Re-opening in fall, 2020

The Lawrence Branch opened in 1967 on North Franklin Road in a storefront previously occupied by the Lawrence Post Office. It was the first branch to open within an incorporated town in Marion County. Rapid population growth demonstrated the need for a larger, permanent facility to serve the northeast side. A 3.44 acre site was purchased from MSD Lawrence Township for a new 13,500-square-foot library that opened in 1983.

Amenities & Services

Internet Access

  • Public computers with Microsoft Office
  • Early learning computer stations
  • Free Wi-Fi
Meeting Space
Bike Racks
Outgoing Fax
Exam Proctoring
Walk-Up Book Return

Beginning January 5, the Lawrence Branch will be closed for renovation. If you wish to return materials to the branch, please do so by January 4. No items can be returned to Lawrence after this date and no services will be provided at the branch during the renovation.

With a scheduled completion date of mid-2020, the Lawrence Branch renovation project will help maximize access to the Library’s services and collections, create engaging and functional spaces for those of all ages, and increase access to new technology. The project also will provide group study and tutoring areas, improved lighting, more outlets for charging stations, and updates for the entrance, public restrooms and interior finishes.

The $1.5 million Lawrence Branch project and other capital projects identified in the Library’s Strategic Plan are funded from individual bonds approved by the Indianapolis City-Council Council totaling over $58 million assessed with no increase in the Library's debt service tax rate.

Branch Manager
Rhonda Oliver

Rhonda Oliver

Hi, I'm Rhonda Oliver, Branch Manager for Lawrence. My favorite book is Xenogenesis by Octavia Butler. 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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