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.
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.