7898 Hague Road
Indianapolis, IN 46256

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Lawrence Hours

Sun 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Mon - Wed 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thurs - Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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
Upcoming Events at Lawrence
Historic Bridges of Indiana

Historic Bridges of Indiana

Lawrence Branch

Adults are invited for an overview of statewide events and trends in roadway development and bridge design and construction from the 1830s to 1965, as well as national developments that affected bridge building in Indiana. Presenter will be Mary E. Kennedy, Historic Bridge Specialist with INDOT.

Teen Movie Night @ Lawrence

Teen Movie Night @ Lawrence

Lawrence Branch

Teens are invited to enjoy popcorn and snacks while watching a feature film chosen from audience suggestions.

Baby Storytime at Lawrence

Baby Storytime at Lawrence

Lawrence Branch

Babies up to 24 months and an adult are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays.


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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