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7898 Hague Road
Indianapolis, IN 46256

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Lawrence Hours

Mon - Tue 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wed - Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun Closed

Welcome to the Newly Renovated Lawrence Branch

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.

Renovated in 2020, the Lawrence Branch re-opened to changes that maximized access to the Library’s services and collections, created engaging and functional spaces for those of all ages, and increased access to new technology. The project also provided group study and tutoring areas, improved lighting, more outlets for charging stations, and updates to 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 were 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.

Amenities & Services
Internet Access
  • Public computers with Microsoft Office
  • Early learning computer stations
  • Free Wi-Fi
Meeting Space
Study Rooms
Bike Racks
Outgoing Fax
Exam Proctoring
Walk-Up Book Return
Seed Library
  • Open for seed checkout during regular library hours (March-October)
Upcoming Events at Lawrence
West Baden Springs: Save of the Century

West Baden Springs: Save of the Century

Lawrence Branch

Join Suzanne Stanis of Indiana Landmarks to explore the amazing transformation of the West Baden Springs Hotel in southern Indiana. Experience an abandoned ruin on the "National Trust’s 11 Most Endangered" list to one of the nation’s most elegant historic hotels.

Storytime at Lawrence - Preschool

Storytime at Lawrence - Preschool

Lawrence Branch

Preschoolers ages 3-5 years and an adult are invited for stories, songs, and other early literacy activities. No registration is required.

Storytime at Lawrence - Baby & Toddlers

Storytime at Lawrence - Baby & Toddlers

Lawrence Branch

Babies and Toddlers from birth to age two and an adult are invited for stories, songs, and other early literacy activities. No registration is required.

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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