Beginning Sunday, December 1, the Wayne Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, located at 198 S. Girls School Road, will be closed until May for its first major renovation since the 13,500-square-foot branch opened in 1983.
The $1.5 million project will improve the public’s access to collections, services and technology. When the Wayne Branch reopens, Library users will see new spaces for youth programming, job skills counseling and community gatherings. Other features will include additional patron seating, upgraded lighting and mechanical systems, and new study rooms for individual or group use.
Library books or other materials that patrons have placed on hold for pick up at the Wayne Branch will be sent automatically to the Eagle Branch, 3905 Moller Road. However, patrons can designate any other IndyPL location as their pick up site by logging into their online Library account or by asking a Wayne Branch staff member for assistance prior to closing.
In addition to other branches, patrons can visit the Library website 24/7 to access the Library’s catalog; download and stream e-books, e-audiobooks, music and movies; and utilize over 100 research tools.
The project architect is R&B Architects of Indianapolis. The general contractor is Gilliatte General Contractors, Inc. of Indianapolis.
This and other capital projects identified in the Library’s current strategic plan are funded from individual bonds approved by the Indianapolis City-County Council totaling over $58 million and assessed with no increase in the Library’s current debt service tax rate.
To follow the progress of the Wayne Branch renovation, visit here.