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West Indianapolis

1216 South Kappes Street
Indianapolis, IN 46221

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West Indianapolis 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
West Indianapolis

The first West Indianapolis Branch opened in 1897 following the annexation of West Indianapolis into the city of Indianapolis. A new building on West Morris Street, constructed with funds from a $120,000 grant by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, opened in 1912 and served the community until 1986, when the current 5,000-square-foot branch began service on South Kappes Street.

Traffic Notice:

Lane closures and restrictions due to construction on Morris Street will impact your route to our West Indianapolis Branch. Take special care when driving through the area. The Branch is open to serve you as usual during its regular hours. There will be at least one open route to the parking lot available during the construction period. Note: the West Indianapolis Branch parking lot is for library parking only. Learn more about the project.

Amenities & Services
Internet Access
  • Public computers with Microsoft Office
  • Early learning computer stations
  • Free Wi-Fi
Meeting Space
Accessible Workstation
Bike Rack
Outgoing Fax
Exam Proctoring
Walk-Up Book Return
Seed Library
  • Open for seed checkout during regular library hours (March-October)

Upcoming Events at West Indianapolis
Act It Out Storytime

Act It Out Storytime

West Indianapolis Branch

Children ages 3-6 will join React Kids to act out classic fairytales and nursery rhymes! Can you be a snake or a bunny? After reading the story, act it out!

Crafternoon at West Indianapolis

Crafternoon at West Indianapolis

West Indianapolis Branch

Crafternoon at West Indy is an arts and crafts club. You can bring your current creative project to work on or use our supplies to start something new! A Cricut is now available for patron use. Everyone is welcome. Join us every Monday at 2:30 p.m. for an afternoon of crafting and conversation!

Chair Yoga & Mindfulness

Chair Yoga & Mindfulness

West Indianapolis Branch

Join Carol for chair-based yoga to practice your breathing techniques, and improve your heart rate, mental focus, and relaxation.

Branch Manager
Darren Stewart

Darren Stewart

Hi, I'm Darren Stewart, Branch Manager for West Indianapolis. My favorite book is The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King. 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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